Find a trade partner for C.J. Cron
Yes, Cron is currently dealing with a groin injury that comes at the worst possible time if the Rockies are looking to trade him. However, Cron has built enough value this season that the Rockies should be able to find a home for him, even if he is currently hobbled or even needs a stint on the injured list.
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Signed before the season began to a $1 million, one-year deal, Cron is currently slashing .245/.357/.460 and has smacked 14 home runs. He has proven that the knee injury that cut last season short for him is a thing of the past, logging 265 at-bats this season and serving as Colorado’s primary first baseman.
Are there teams that could use Cron’s power at first base or designated hitter? Absolutely, even if it’s off the bench. If the Rockies could parlay a contract that will expire at the end of the season into a couple of prospects, it could pay dividends down the road.
Colorado has plenty of options for this season at first base. Shop Cron and see what could come back in a trade. Is Cron a part of Colorado’s long-term future? No, but the prospects that could come back in return well could be.