Why aren’t the Colorado Rockies getting trade conversations like the Pittsburgh Pirates?

DENVER, CO - APRIL 06: Fans enter the stadium before the Colorado Rockies home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 6, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 06: Fans enter the stadium before the Colorado Rockies home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on April 6, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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3) The Rockies have had conversations but there isn’t any traction yet because the asking price is too high.

As mentioned by Crouse regarding the Pirates, the Pirates are just in the “conversation” phase. Most teams have conversations all the time but there’s a huge difference between “conversations” and “traction.”

The traction may not be there because the Rockies asking price for their players is simply too high. The Rockies have long been known as an organization that over-values their players. Whether that’s because loyalty and/or faulty player evaluation is for you to decide but Dick Monfort said that he thought the Rockies were a team that had underperformed in 2019 and 2020 because they are “an exceptionally talented team.”

That is flat out wrong. If a team plays at 71-91 level in 2019, equivalent to a 71-91 level in 2020, and is on pace for a 67-95 pace in 2021, your team is not exceptionally talented.

Maybe the player you aren’t trying to trade isn’t going to get a boatload in return but at some point, for the impending free agents, something is better than a relatively low draft pick.

Next. The Rockies could fill a need for the Red Sox. dark

The Rockies phones should be ringing off the hook for many players and whether it is, we likely won’t know until a trade is imminent, which is unfortunate for the Rockies because, publicly, it looks like they are behind the eight-ball … once again.

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