The 2015 non-waiver trade deadline is July 31st, just over 5 weeks away. This “should” be a busy year for the Rox. So it seems like a good idea to have a place for trade news and notes as we move towards the deadline.

The Braves and DBacks kicked off the festivities with a real head scratcher. Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussant for a utility type middle infielder. The reactions from “experts” have been priceless:

“The Braves get another top pitching prospect to further improve a farm system that might be one of the top three in the game before the season is over. How valuable might Toussaint be? Well, Nick Piecoro, the Diamondbacks beat write for AZCentral Sports, wrote on Twitter that “If Touki Toussaint is a free agent right now, what does he get? Seems to me he’d get more than DBacks saved.””

Here’s another – from FoxSports:

“Like most everyone else, I find it perplexing that the Diamondbacks were willing to give up the No. 16 pick in last year’s draft, right-hander Touki Toussaint, in what essentially was a salary dump late Saturday night.
By contrast, I loved that the Braves essentially bought a top prospect for about $10 million in acquiring Toussaint and right-hander Bronson Arroyo for infielder Phil Gosselin, who might never be more than a bench player.”

To be fair to the DBacks…..they’ve had Toussant for a year now, so maybe they know something. But isn’t this the Club that just inked a 1 billion dollar TV contract? They don’t need relatively modest salary dumps if it means giving up a key Prospects.

Hopefully we’ll have some Rockies action to discuss at some point!

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6 years ago

Some interesting things appearing in my crystal ball today. The Rockies will win 5 games in the row beginning tonight which will run their winning streak to 7. By the end of this streak they will only be 3.5 games back of the Dodgers. We will all be happy again, for a little while….

6 years ago
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Pooter, it’s already started … Patrick Saunders in the DP this morning says “Just 7 games back of the Dodgers.” Believe me, I’d love a winning streak. But with a Monfort-owned team, sometimes a winning streak means more of the “see, I told you guys we could win with this group of guys” from Dick, resulting in more of the same next year …

6 years ago

Really nice article here:

It’s about the White Sox, but it could have been about the Rockies in early 2014. The WS can look to the Rockies to see what will happen if they don’t make significant moves.

6 years ago

Spilly on the radio: I agree with folks who’ve said he’s by far the best we have. Really refreshing to hear his honest takes on things after listening to the company line so often.

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