Colorado Rockies: Seven trade targets from the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini could be another target for the Colorado Rockies.
If the Colorado Rockies believe that they are close to contention (which, is HIGHLY suspect if the last three seasons are any indication but they believe that they are closer than anyone outside of the organization thinks), then the Colorado Rockies should consider trading for Trey Mancini.
Mancini, who turns 30 in March, won the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2021, and for good reason. He missed the 2020 season as in March, he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He was declared cancer-free in November and returned to the Orioles and played in 147 games in 2021.
He hit .255/.326/.432 with 21 homers, 71 RBI, and an OPS+ of 104. He exclusively played first base in 2021 but prior, he has played left and right field as well. His best season was in 2019 when he hit .291/.364/.535 with 35 homers, 97 RBI, and an OPS+ of 134.
For the Rockies, he would address their need for a hitter and he could DH if the DH comes to the NL. However, he could be just a rental as he is a free agent after the 2022 season. But if the Rockies think that they are a contender and if the Orioles are willing to trade him, he could be a fit.