Are Rockies Buyers or Sellers?

Last night, the Rockies started off the second half with some fireworks winning 11-2.  JDLR made yet another quality start going six-plus innings to pick up his 99th career victory.  Atlanta played like the “Bad News Bears” similar to how Colorado looked a couple of years ago.  Remember the runner scoring from first on a WP??? Colorado must not relax at all because the Braves had gone 13-12 over the last 25 games prior to last night’s game.

The hot stove conversations had started to heat up during the ASB.  It still has not helped answer the question if the Rockies are sellers or buyers.  The front office thinks we are a hot streak away from getting back in contention for relevant play in September.  The Rox may have the pieces but they cannot put it together all at once.  Hitting gets hot, then pitching is non-existent and vice versa.  The Rockies are 0-42 when trailing after seven innings.  As Purple Row pointed out, all teams in aggregate have a .100 record when trailing after seven.  But on the other side of the coin, Atlanta has already won four games when trailing after seven this year alone.  From Colorado’s perspective, much of the blame can be pinned on the bullpen’s failure to keep the game close in late innings.

Chettis takes the ball today against Mike Foltynewicz (3.67 ERA and 1.22 WHIP).  The fans who wear purple may not feel good about tonight’s game; Colorado seems to disappear offensively the next few days after scoring a lot of runs (scored 11 runs last night).

The front office should be ready on a moment’s notice to pull the trigger when there is an offer they can’t refuse.  David Dahl  and Jeff Hoffman are ready to come to The Show.  We have Miguel Castro and Sam Moll in ABQ as well if we give up a relief pitcher in a trade.

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sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

RMH…..I can see a Bridich/Monfort compromise on the horizon. I think the writing is on the wall. Here’s what I mean – we keep Cargo (Monfort’s preference), we trade Blackmon (whom I think may well have more value anyway) to free a spot for Dahl. We trade Hundley – no return expectations – to free a spot for Tom Murphy. Honestly….I doubt Monfort cares about the others (JDLR/Raburn/Logan/etc). So we may see some of that group go as well. This… Read more »

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4 years ago
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Funny things is…..is the scenario I outline above, I don’t think our chances are impeded for the remainder of 2016 either.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago
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RMH – let me backtrack just a minute. My first preference for return in a Blackmon trade is a Major League ready 1st baseman. My 2nd preference is OF “backfill.”

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sdcarp
4 years ago

You’re right about hard to come by.

Paulsen is AWFUL. Sub replacement level.

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sdcarp
4 years ago

RMH – you did a nice job pointing out the 0-42, and more importantly pointing out that statistical average is about 10% (teams behind after six come back to win). I like it when people are fair when they use statistics/numbers. But think about this….10% of 42 is 4+ wins. Sort of a big deal for a team hovering 6-8 games below 500. I’m a big believer in statistics “normalizing” as the sample size become large. So what I’m saying… Read more »

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sdcarp
4 years ago

1. A.J. Reed, Astros 2. Josh Bell, Pirates 3. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers 4. Jake Bauers, Rays 5. Dominic Smith, Mets 6. Bobby Bradley, Indians 7. Sam Travis, Red Sox 8. Josh Naylor, Marlins 9. Byung Ho Park, Twins 10. Renato Nunez, Athletics The only potential match I see is with the Indians and Bobby Bradley. Bradley is playing high A ball this year (so far) and putting up some darn good offensive numbers. The numbers make him “look” like a… Read more »

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sdcarp
4 years ago
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Well……the post above started (I thought) with:

“RMH – I did some 1st Base Prospect research. Here’s Baseball America’s top 10 coming into 2016:”

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sdcarp
4 years ago

Definite “no” with Prime – not even close.

Mundell has some intrigue. But he doesn’t bring much power, and I’m not sure I see the power developing with him. I may not be a traditionalist in general, but I do subscribe to the traditional thought that a team should get power from its 1B position.

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sdcarp
4 years ago

Why do you bring Trevor Story in as a PH……to bunt?

The Indians C Jan Gomes….who’s basically been in a season-long horrific slump anyway, suffered a shoulder injury in today’s game. This is getting into “EXTREME NO-BRAINER” territory. Pick up the phone, offer them Hundley and Logan for a mid-level Prospect, or Hundley and Cargo for Clint Frazier.

Wiley Lashbaugh
Wiley Lashbaugh
4 years ago

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