Let’s put an end to a certain thread of trade rumors as quickly as possible. The Colorado Rockies are not going to trade Germán Márquez at the 2021 Major League Baseball trade deadline.
Here’s why you can ignore the trade rumors about Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Germán Márquez.
With the Rockies needing solid starting pitching as one of the tentpoles of their rebuild (that, yes, they are currently undergoing and will see move forward exponentially in the coming weeks as the trade deadline approaches and passes), Colorado is simply not going to ship off a 26-year-old right-hander who has a team-friendly deal through the 2023 season (with a team option for 2024).
After signing a five-year, $43 million deal early in the 2019 campaign, the Rockies ensured that Márquez would be a part of their core for the future. That hasn’t changed for the pitcher who has been their Opening Day starter the last two seasons and is arguably the top hurler in the rotation.
Márquez will take the mound on Wednesday in Seattle and continue to grow his place among the top Rockies pitchers of all time. This has been a season of extremes for Márquez, who has given up eight earned runs in two separate starts and has also recorded a stretch of 26 innings over four starts with just 13 hits allowed and a 1.04 ERA.
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Like the entirety of the Rockies of 2021, it’s been both the best and worst of times for Márquez this season.
Of course, as we discussed in our latest podcast, no Rockies player should be considered “untouchable” if the right deal comes along. However, the asking price for Márquez should be so high that any team asking about his availability quickly understands it will take more than they are willing to give for any kind of trade to occur.
You can here our thoughts on any Márquez rumors, as well as any rumors bubbling up on Raimel Tapia, by clicking the link below.
Yes, there will be plenty of rumors about Márquez until the July 30 trade deadline has passed. However, it’s virtually a certainty that Márquez will be with the Rockies for years to come.