The Houston Astros are in a very different spot the in the baseball world than the Colorado Rockies. They, despite the sign stealing scandal of 2017, have made it to the ALCS in each of the last two seasons since they received their punishment from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and made it to the World Series in 2021.
That makes it five straight seasons where the Astros have at least made it to the ALCS and in three of those five seasons, they made it to the World Series.
The most likely scenario this offseason is a former Colorado Rockies player joining the Houston Astros
They will be adding to their roster and not subtracting this offseason. In fact, the most likely scenario between a member of the Colorado Rockies and Houston Astros changing uniforms is with shortstop Trevor Story.
The Astros desperately need a shortstop now that Carlos Correa will likely be on his way out the door since the Astros reportedly aren’t willing to go more than six years for any contract on a player.
Currently, Jeremy Pena tops the depth chart for them at shortstop. While he is the Astros #4 prospect and Baseball Prospectus ranked him as #82 prospect entering the 2021 season, he has only played 30 games above Advanced-A ball. That’s not a shortstop that the best team in the American League can bank on right now.
Houston checks all the boxes for Story, or at least the five boxes that he revealed publicly in a future home for him. That’s why the Astros were at the top of our list of the top five remaining destinations for the former Rockies shortstop.
However, from a Colorado Rockies buying perspective, there are still three players that the Colorado Rockies should look at as a trade target from the Astros 40-man roster.