Colorado Rockies: Drawing parallels between the Rockies and Red Sox

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DENVER, CO - JULY 25: A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies take on the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 25: A general view of the stadium as the Colorado Rockies take on the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 02: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in thirteen innings to win the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 02: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in thirteen innings to win the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

So, the point is that Boston didn’t solely spend for all their players. Most every big contributor excluding J.D. Martinez and David Price were acquired in some other form or fashion, and when that’s the case all you need is a smart front office and prospects and the Rockies have both of those things. The Red Sox had 21/25 players on their World Series roster acquired outside of free agency, and the Rockies NLDS roster had 19/25, and if you want to count Holliday and Iannetta as drafted players, then that number goes also to 21.

Here is the NLDS Roster:

Draft: Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon, Tyler Anderson, Kyle Freeland, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, David Dahl, Chad Bettis, Chris Rusin, Harrison Musgrave, Scott Oberg

Trade: German Marquez, Tony Wolters (waiver claim), Seunghwan Oh, Adam Ottavino, DJ LeMahieu, Carlos Gonzalez

International: Antonio Senzatela

Free Agents: Wade Davis, Chris Iannetta, Ian Desmond, DJ Johnson (minor league free agent), Gerardo Parra, Matt Holliday (minor league free agent)

No this is not as good of a roster as Boston. No the Rockies don’t have three top end starting pitchers as of right now, but if it shakes out the way we think it could with Freeland and Marquez, you have two, and Jon Gray is destined for a comeback season.

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