In recent years, the Colorado Rockies have not made a ton of trades. Of those trades, not many were involving major leaguers (or significant major leaguers).
Will new Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt turn to the trade market more than his predecessor? We’ll likely find out the answer to that question this offseason.
With the Rockies almost certainly losing Trevor Story to free agency this offseason, they will have to make some moves just to maintain where they were in 2021, let alone getting to a place where the Rockies are better or even in playoff contention.
So we took a look at the rosters for each of the other 29 MLB teams to find one player from each team that the Rockies may want to look into trading for, for one reason or another.
These players would help an area of need for the Rockies or could be traded this offseason by their current team.
As a final note, the players that are mentioned are going to be fairly realistic and they have to be major league players. For example, the Angels are not going to trade Mike Trout and/or Shohei Ohtani to the Rockies. The Rockies don’t have enough talent at the major league or minor league level to be able to acquire them and even if they did, the Angels are not going to trade them. It’s as simple as that.
So let’s dive into potential trade targets from the American League East.