The Colorado Rockies surprised most of the baseball world in the last three weeks when they have made moves to make themselves a better team. The biggest move that they made was to sign Kris Bryant to a seven-year deal.
However, they still need some more to help them get into the postseason in 2022 but GM Bill Schmidt has indicated that if the Rockies are .500 or close to .500 around the trade deadline, he will be buying. If the Rockies are buyers in the next few months, there are a few players that the Rockies really should be looking at. One of them who should be at the top of the list is Cincinnati Reds ace Luis Castillo.
Cincinnati Reds ace Luis Castillo would be a perfect fit for the Colorado Rockies
On the surface, Colorado Rockies fans might think that the team doesn’t really need a starting pitcher. After all, it is Colorado’s strength. The Cincinnati Reds would not give up Luis Castillo for just anything, though.
But there are five reasons why the Colorado Rockies should trade for Reds ace Luis Castillo.
1) Luis Castillo would provide Colorado with much-needed rotation depth
While the Colorado Rockies rotation is the strength of their team, if they have an injury or two in 2022, they are going to be in a world of hurt.
Castillo, 29, would immediately become the team’s best starter above Germán Márquez. Castillo got no run support in 2021 (8-16 record in 2021) but he had an ERA of 3.98 in an MLB leading 33 starts. He had a 3.75 FIP, a 120 ERA+, and he walked 3.6 and struck out 9.2 batters per nine innings.
With him in the rotation, Chad Kuhl could become a long-man/spot starter in the bullpen and the Rockies would have a better rotation and a rotation with more depth.