Robert Murray, FanSided’s MLB insider, recently joined our podcast to talk about the days leading up to the 2021 Major League Baseball trade deadline and how the Colorado Rockies will likely play a big role in it.
This podcast discusses Colorado Rockies trade rumors and more.
As we have discussed in this article, two of the biggest potential trade pieces the Rockies have are shortstop Trevor Story and pitcher Jon Gray, both of whom will have their contracts with Colorado expire at the end of this season. Look for both to be dealt by the July 30 trade deadline, Murray says, with Gray potentially being one of the first MLB players dealt.
“There’s a pretty strong expectation that he is going to be on the first players traded,” Murray said of Gray. “Even during spring training, the Rockies were putting out feelers to other teams about Gray. He’s been very good this year, and I could absolutely see him having a pretty strong market and ultimately getting them a pretty decent haul in return.”
Murray, who you can follow on Twitter here, also believes that Story could well be headed to the New York Yankees in a deadline deal. However, Murray says there will be plenty of teams who will be checking in with the Rockies on Story’s availability, increasing the chances that the franchise can land more MLB-ready prospects than it did in the February deal that sent Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Speaking of the Cardinals, Murray puts a damper on any thoughts of Albert Pujols joining the Rockies, Cardinals, or any other National League team. He details why in the podcast.
We also talk about the perception of the Rockies in the national media and how that perception has changed, if any, since the recent departure of Jeff Bridich from Colorado’s general manager position.
You can click below to listen to our discussion with Murray, as well as some thoughts on the recent barrage of injuries suffered by the Rockies and how the Colorado bullpen might shake up at the deadline as well.
Also, be sure to check out Murray’s article on Monday on FanSided.com that will contain more information about the Rockies at the trade deadline, as well as more information on their National League West rivals.