Jon Gray and German Marquez
Morosi almost Jon Gray in his “not yet” trade thoughts. There has also been rumblings that the Rockies could look to deal off Marquez if they get a sweet enough offer.
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Let’s remember that these young pitchers are the only two who have been part of Colorado’s rotation from the beginning of the season until now. They are also (along with Kyle Freeland) going to form the heart of the Colorado rotation for years to come.
Gray is under arbitration control until the 2022 season and the 27-year-old has arguably been Colorado’s strongest starter this season. Marquez, meanwhile, signed a five-year, $43 million contract early this season, numbers which are extremely friendly to the Rockies and prove they want him as a member of the rotation for years to come. Having him on another team any time soon is more of a pipe dream than a real thought.
Colorado’s rotation is young and not expensive. Is it going through a rough patch this season? Absolutely. However, last season showed what young pitching can bring to the team. Was that the anomaly or is this year the anomaly? The Rockies are betting on the latter and won’t be looking to move any of their homegrown pitching talent any time soon.