Chris Bassitt is another starter that the Oakland A’s could trade to the Colorado Rockies
Like Sean Manaea, the Oakland A’s will probably be more motivated to move Chris Bassitt so if the Colorado Rockies truly believe that they are buyers. However, he could get a lot in a trade return
Bassitt, who turns 33 in February, made 27 starts for the A’s in 2021 and he had a great 3.15 ERA, a FIP of 3.34, and an ERA+ of 130. In 157 1/3 innings, he had a WHIP of 1.055 and he walked 2.2 batters and struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings. He was an All-Star and came in 10th in AL Cy Young Award voting.
He came in 8th in AL Cy Young Award voting in 2020 when he had an ERA of 2.29 in 11 starts. He also had a 183 ERA+, a 3.59 FIP, and he walked 2.9 and struck out 7.4 batters per nine innings.
In 2019, he made 28 appearances (25 starts) and he also pitched well as he had a 3.81 ERA with a 1.194 WHIP with 2.9 walks and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
Bassitt is projected to get just shy of $9 million in arbitration so the Rockies may not want to pay Bassitt that much for what could be a rental, especially depending on the asking price for Bassitt but if the trade return isn’t too high, it’s something that they should consider.