Despite losing 11 of their last 14 games heading into Sunday’s first-half finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the manager of the Colorado Rockies still believes the Rockies will be buyers as the upcoming trade deadline approaches.
With the Colorado Rockies sitting at 44-44 heading into Sunday’s game in Arizona, they are one of seven teams that are within 2.5 games of the final National League Wild Card spot. With the Rockies 14.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, it appears that the Wild Card will be Colorado’s path to the postseason once again.
Despite the logjam in the chase for the Wild Card, Colorado manager Bud Black believes the Rockies will be buyers at the trade deadline.
"“I think so,” Black said when asked about his team’s potential buyer status. “We’ll see as we move forward but I definitely know our organization, our front office, our ownership, we’re committed to win. We’ll see how this all develops.“What makes it tough is that, in our league, there are like 10 teams maybe try to do the same thing. It gets hard trying to acquire certain players who might be available. But I know our group will do everything they can. They’ll do their homework and due diligence to work on every possible avenue to improve our team.”"
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With so many teams chasing the postseason, it will be interesting to see how aggressive the Rockies are at the trade deadline. Again, as a reminder, this year’s trade deadline will be different than years past and we discussed that in this article.
Past seasons have shown that Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich has been reluctant to deal away his prospects in order to bring in a player at the trade deadline. Starting pitchers such as Marcus Stroman who could make a big impact will come with a big price and we discussed what that might look like in this article.