The Colorado Rockies will be starting a ten-game road trip on Friday as they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, and San Diego Padres to end the month of July.
The 2021 trade deadline will come when the team is in San Diego next weekend. That has been a big topic of discussion surrounding the Colorado Rockies for many weeks and, with the All-Star festivities now over, it will be on the front burner of discussion for the next week.
On this episode of our podcast, we discuss the Rockies upcoming road trip and our predictions for the trade deadline.
We discuss our thoughts and opinions on the expectations for the Colorado Rockies on the road trip as well as at the trade deadline.
There are plenty of rumors or possible fits for some Rockies players that we have discussed in recent days and weeks and my co-expert, Kevin Henry, and I have slightly differing opinions on who the Rockies may trade at the deadline but we do agree on some players that the Rockies may trade.
Some of the candidates to be traded include shortstop Trevor Story, first baseman C.J. Cron, starting pitcher Jon Gray, and relief pitchers Daniel Bard and Mychal Givens.
We also discuss how C.J. Cron’s recent play may boost his trade value for the Rockies and how Trevor Story’s recent struggles at the plate and how it could impact his trade value. Story, overall, has had a down year for the Rockies and we discuss the sabermetric view of his season and our opinions on that view as well.
We also talk about the playoff picture in the National League and how that will impact the trade market as, realistically, there are only two playoff spots that look to be in play, since the Dodgers, Padres, and San Francisco Giants have strangleholds on the West and the two Wild Card spots.
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