After a disastrous four-game sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field, what comes now for the Colorado Rockies? How does this impact the trade deadline strategy? Will they be buyers or sellers or just do nothing?
These are some of the questions that Colorado Rockies fans are asking on an off day. They are also some of the questions that we asked (and tried to answer) on the latest Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, which you can hear by clicking here.
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With the Rockies heading to New York to face the Yankees and start a 10-game road trip visiting the Bronx, Washington and Cincinnati before coming home to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games, nothing gets easier for the 46-50 Rockies.
Still, despite the record and sitting in last place in the National League West heading into Thursday’s action, Colorado is just 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. It’s an interesting position for the Rockies as they’re still in contention … but would it make sense to make a big splash and trade off prospects to land a pitcher like Marcus Stroman who could solidify the rotation or a reliever like Ken Giles who could benefit the bullpen?
These are some of the questions we dive into in our podcast. We also look at some of the comments made by Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich in this interview with MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.
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