Colorado Rockies podcast: The keys between now and the All-Star break

On the latest episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report focusing on the Colorado Rockies, we take a look at the possibilities for the Rockies to get back to the .500 mark before the All-Star break and what that might do for the team heading into the trade deadline.

In this article by MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, Colorado Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt discusses the internal goal of getting the team back to .500 on the season. After a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres at Coors Field, the Rockies find themselves at 30-37 ahead of a six-game road series through Miami and Minnesota.

Can the Colorado Rockies get back to .500? We discuss the possibilities on our most recent podcast.

With the six-game road series coming up in a place (Miami) where the Rockies have historically struggled (an all-time 39-70 mark, including 12-26 since 2010) and a trip to Minnesota to visit the first-place Twins followed by a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, these next nine games could go a long ways toward answering the question about Colorado’s potential return to .500.

What kind of scenario would it take for the Rockies to actually be buyers at the trade deadline (August 2)? We talk about that and if it’s anything more than a dream. We also discuss Schmidt’s hint of what it might take as well as his support for manager Bud Black in the article.

If the Rockies were to sell at the trade deadline, what is a trade that might make the most sense as well as become an interesting storyline to follow? We discuss the trade made for a Hollywood movie in this edition of the podcast as well.

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