Here are the answers to the first set of trivia questions about the Colorado Rockies and their trade history
Question 1: With which MLB franchise has the Rockies made the most trades?
The answer is the Cincinnati Reds, who have made 17 transactions with the Rockies in franchise history. That number includes three deals with the Reds made since November of 2020, including when the Rockies sent a prospect with local ties (Case Williams) to the Reds that month as part of a package, then received him back in return as part of a 2021 trade deadline that sent reliever Mychal Givens to Cincinnati.
Question 2: With which National League franchise has the Rockies made the fewest trades?
That would be a three-way tie between the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, and the Philadelphia Phillies, each with four. The last swap with the Phillies was in 2019 in a deal that brought reliever James Pazos to Colorado. The most recent with the Giants came in 2012 at the trade deadline when the Rockies traded Marco Scutaro and cash to the Giants for Charlie Culberson. With the Braves, the last deal came in 2015 in a swap that brought David Hale to Colorado.
Question 3: With which American League franchise has the Rockies made the fewest trades?
That would be a four-way tie between the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, and Texas Rangers, each with five. Here are the most recent swaps with each, in reverse chronological order.
August 18, 2021: The Tigers purchased Dustin Garneau from Colorado.
July 30, 2017: The Rangers traded Jonathan Lucroy to the Rockies for Pedro Gonzalez.
November 24, 2015: The Rockies traded Tommy Kahnle to the White Sox for Yency Almonte.
December 11, 2014: The Rockies traded Josh Rutledge to the Angels for Jairo Diaz.