Earlier this week, Jim Bowden of The Athletic proposed five different trades, and the Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees were involved in the biggest trade proposal.
We discussed how that proposal would absolutely not work for the Colorado Rockies. Since then, we decided to make our own proposal.
While this would, in our opinion, be a much more fair trade for the Rockies, it would still be a colossal blow to the Rockies and Rockies fans. After all, their closer, their ace, and their best position player would all be leaving … and leaving to join the Yankees.
It would make the Yankees even bigger favorites to get to the World Series and if they did, it would be with a lot of former Rockies, including DJ LeMahieu, Tommy Kahnle, Mike Tauchman, and (perhaps) Jhoulys Chacin (he’s a non-roster invitee). They also had many other former Rockies on their roster in recent seasons.
So here’s what our proposal would look like:
So let’s dissect the return for the Rockies in this proposal.