The calendar turns to July on Friday and the Colorado Rockies will be below .500 … well below .500.
While the Rockies have played well against the Dodgers and Padres in the first three months of the season, they have yet to play any games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. That alone could spell more doom for the Rockies, who are on pace to have a worse record than they did in 2021.
At least as of now, though, the Rockies believe that they can get up to .500 and be buyers at the trade deadline on August 2.
On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, my co-expert, Kevin Henry, and I discuss what we think the Rockies should do at the trade deadline and what we think the Rockies will do.
The Colorado Rockies should be sellers at the trade deadline
The Colorado Rockies, arguably, play in the toughest division in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers will make the playoffs in one form or another and the San Diego Padres look poised to do the same.
For the Rockies to make the playoffs, they will have to leapfrog the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants in the division and play better than at least one of the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals to secure one of the three National League Wild Card spots.
That is a very tall task for them, which is why their chance of making the playoffs as of this publication is just 0.2 percent.
As a result, the Rockies should be massive sellers at the trade deadline for a few reasons. First and foremost, they need to replenish the upper levels of their farm system and, frankly, their farm system, in general. Secondly, they need to give some more playing time to their current prospects at the higher levels of the minor leagues to see if they are part of the future.
Some of those players include Elerhuris Montero, Ezequiel Tovar, Ryan Vilade, Sean Bouchard, and Michael Toglia.
We talk about which seven players we think are most likely to be traded and/or will get them the most in return.
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