Colorado Rockies: Top 3 moves we wish were April Fools’ jokes
Throughout Major League Baseball teams at some point find themselves prey to unimaginably lousy business decisions which cause fans to scratch their heads in awe. The Colorado Rockies have been no different.
Each offseason a move is made by a team that at the time seems like a great idea. Most of the time when a free agent is given a large contract it ends up benefitting everyone. That being said, multiple times this has not been the case.
Take the Rockies, for example. When fans look back on specific trades and signings, there is plenty of optimism. Carlos Gonzalez turned into one of the best players in the team’s history, and most people had zero idea who Gonzalez was before his arrival in the Mile High city. The same can be said about now-former second baseman DJ LeMahieu. Dealing Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers in exchange, LeMahieu became one of the best to don purple pinstripes.
That brings us to the opposite end of the spectrum. Unfortunately, the club has also been on the wrong end of bad business dealings. So here we are. Instead of jovially lamenting on those exciting moves, it is time to revisit the bonehead moves with which fans wish were April fools jokes.