2) They provide/have provided the Rockies with some much needed depth
Right now, one of the Rockies biggest problems is their depth.
As we mentioned when we discussed Nova earlier today, the Rockies five-man taxi squad had four guys on it who had never been on a MLB roster before and the other had six innings of MLB work.
The Rockies were already depleted in numbers before the pandemic after the pandemic and the cancellation of the minor league season in 2020, a lot of players in the minors retired. The dissolution of dozens of minor league teams and less rounds in the Amatuer Draft impacted that too.
That’s part of the reason why Jordan Sheffield, the aforementioned Alan Trejo, Lucas Gilbreath, Ben Bowden, Chris Rabago, and Colton Welker are either in the majors or on the taxi squad with playing little (14 games for Rabago and 26 innings for Bowden) to no games (the others) at the Triple-A level.