With an 11-5 loss on Saturday afternoon to the New York Yankees, the Colorado Rockies slipped to 46-52 on the season, including 20-28 away from Coors Field. It was also Colorado’s sixth consecutive loss and their 13th defeat in their last 15 games.
So are the Colorado Rockies turning into sellers as the trade deadline creeps even closer? After the loss, the Rockies were tied with the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates (depending on the outcome of Pittsburgh’s night game against Philadelphia) in the Wild Card standings, five games out of a playoff spot.
Let’s be clear, that isn’t an insurmountable deficit. It’s also not an easy one to overcome, knowing there are eight teams either tied or ahead of the Rockies in the Wild Card standings.
But does this mean that they’re sellers? It is looking unlikely that Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich will do any buying unless the Rockies can turn their season around quickly. Judging by his comments in this article (and what we have all seen in plenty of Rockies games this season), much is needed to turn around the Rockies at the moment.
There have been some names floated in rumors that might be potential trade pieces. However, not every idea (or rumor) is a good idea. Let’s look at some of the names who have been mentioned and why the Rockies shouldn’t consider trading them.