Colorado Rockies: The biggest trades with their NL West rivals

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6 Jul 2000: Pitcher Mike Myers #28 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Rockies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Allsport (Getty Images)

A few weeks ago, our friends at the New York Mets FanSided site, Rising Apple, checked out the biggest trades that the Mets have made with their NL East rivals. Today, we decided to take a look at the biggest trades that the Colorado Rockies have made with their NL West rivals.

In their 26 year history, the Colorado Rockies have not made a ton of trades, particularly in the last 15 years or so.

However, the Colorado Rockies have made multiple trades with each of their other four NL West rivals but, as with their trades in general, none of them are more recent that 2002. So without further ado, let’s dive in.

The Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks

January 7, 2002: The Colorado Rockies traded Mike Myers to the Arizona Diamondbacks for JD Closser and Jack Cust

Of the four trades featured today, this trade is the most recent.

For the Rockies and Diamondbacks, they two clubs have only made one trade since 2003. That was in 2012 when the Rockies traded reliever Matt Reynolds for infielder Ryan Wheeler.

This 2002 trade was the biggest of the trades between the two clubs, though.

Mike Myers was coming off two good seasons in the Rockies bullpen as a LOOGY (a Lefty One Out Guy). He pitched to a 2.74 ERA in 151 games (85 1/3 innings).

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