MILWAUKEE – On Sunday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies and Milwaukee Brewers played a barnburner of a game. The Rockies lost 10-9 in a game that, despite only going nine innings, was four hours and 17 minutes. The loss and the club’s two previous losses in Milwaukee were very big because it made reaching .500 before the August 2 trade deadline impossible.
Entering Monday’s series finale with the Brewers, the Rockies were 43-53 with nine games to play before August 2. They also enter the week 7.5 games back of the third and final National League Wild Card spot.
Most people would think that they would be sellers at the trade deadline. In reality, they might sell … some players … if they play poorly for the next eight games. But, despite their record, they might still be buyers at the trade deadline.
Bill Schmidt, Bud Black on the Rockies at the trade deadline
One of many things we asked Colorado Rockies general manager Bill Schmidt in a conversation on Monday at American Family Field in Milwaukee is “why do you think this current group of guys without any additions could make the playoffs?”