Colorado Rockies: Exploring trading away Jon Gray

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Washington Nationals int he first inning of a game at Coors Field on September 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Jon Gray #55 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the Washington Nationals int he first inning of a game at Coors Field on September 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 19: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates after hitting an RBI double to score Christian Yelich #22 against Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 19: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates after hitting an RBI double to score Christian Yelich #22 against Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers most in baseball as they won the NL Central over the Cubs (granted, they did have to go to Game 163 to do it but they still did it) and they went all the way to the NLCS after they swept the Rockies in the NLDS.

One of the weaknesses, though, is their starting rotation. The Brewers lack an “ace.” Jon Gray isn’t that “ace” now but he could prove to be in the future.

Here are some of the players that could help the Rockies on the major league roster from the Brewers:

Left-fielder Ryan Braun2018 stats: 125 games, 20 HRs, 64 RBI, .254/.313/.469 slash line, 107 OPS+. Defensively, he had 3 DRS last year and he also played more than 100 innings at first base. On the contract front, he is owed $19 million in 2019 and $17 million in 2020 so the Brewers would have to pay a decent amount of that. In 2021, the team would have a buyout for $4 million or a mutual option for $15 million. An added plus is that in 25 postseason games (100 at-bats), he is hitting .340/.380/.510 with 2 home runs and 16 RBI.

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