What if the Colorado Rockies are buyers at the trade deadline?

DENVER, CO - JUNE 24: A general view of the Colorado Rockies v the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeat the Rockies 10-9. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 24: A general view of the Colorado Rockies v the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeat the Rockies 10-9. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – MARCH 30: Mike Dunn #38 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on March 30, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – MARCH 30: Mike Dunn #38 of the Colorado Rockies pitches in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on March 30, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Pitching

The Rockies rotation is probably the strongest facet of the team overall but, personally, I think that they still can use some help.

German Marquez and Jon Gray have been excellent to start the season but Kyle Freeland has regressed this year (whether it’s because his blood blister or not remains to be seen) and Tyler Anderson and Chad Bettis have left the back of the rotation with a lot of question marks. Antonio Senzatela has looked good as well but the back end of the rotation is still a bit iffy for the Rockies.

The main problem is the bullpen. The Rockies bullpen was one of the biggest disappointments in the entire sport last year and it hasn’t been good this year either.

They have been better than last year but there are a lot of guys who have been struggling in the bullpen.

Wade Davis, Bryan Shaw, and Scott Oberg each have ERA’s of 1.32 or less but Carlos Estevez, DJ Johnson, Mike Dunn, and Seunghwan Oh each have ERA’s between 4.50 and 7.11.

You can’t count rely on three guys to get outs of the bullpen all season long so this is one of the biggest areas of concern for the team.

This is part of the reason why the Rockies acquired left-handed reliever James Pazos from the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday.

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