The calendar has flipped to July and the Colorado Rockies are sitting in last place the NL West and too many games back in the Wild Card race which means the MLB Trade Deadline countdown is on.
The Colorado Rockies are sure to be sellers at the deadline as they have little chance of climbing out of the NL West basement and getting back into the playoff picture. They have a few players who will be highly sought after commodities for teams looking for that player who will put them over edge.
But what about the rest of the Colorado Rockies’ roster? Here is a breakdown of the current 26-man roster and each player’s trade probabilities.
There are four players that the Rockies will absolutely not trade before the deadline, three of which recently signed long-term contracts. Obviously, Kris Bryant and Ryan McMahon will not be going anywhere anytime soon after signing multi-year deals this past offseason.
Brendan Rodgers will also not be going anywhere as the Rockies see him manning second base for the rest of this decade.
The surprising fourth name on this list is Antonio Senzatela. Despite his current 3-5 record with a 4.95 ERA, Senzatela has a 4.02 ERA at Coors Field this season and it is hard seeing the Rockies parting ways with a pitcher who has put up solid numbers at home. He is also under contract until after the ’27 season.
Trade and restock the farm
Bullpen arms are in high demand every trade deadline and the Rockies have two backend arms that they have to try and get a king’s ransom. Daniel Bard and Alex Colomé have had stellar seasons so far and, with both of them becoming free agents this coming offseason, it’s move them or lose them with nothing to show for it.
Chad Kuhl should also be able to attract a nice offer for anyone looking for a nice starter at the back of the rotation. Like Bard and Colomé, his one-year deal is up and he could be moving on from Denver this winter so the Rockies might as well get some pieces for him.
The Rockies desperately need to get four or more prospects that will be Major League-ready in a couple of years out of these three trades.