The Colorado Rockies have had a lot of trouble since they faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 163 in 2018. The Dodgers reached the World Series in 2018 and they lost in five games to eventual World Series champion Washington Nationals in 2019. But the Dodgers won finally got their elusive World Series title in 2020. They made it to the NLCS in 2021.
However, the Rockies’ point of contention closed much earlier than it should have been due to the lack of secondary talent, the lack of development of many MLB-level players, and the fact that they were suspicious of making trades or signing a contract if free agent after many bad purchases. in the two previous seasons.
In fact, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich that gunshy about making further moves cost the Rockies the NL West title in 2018, a chance to compete in 2019, and cost them their third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Now that the Colorado Rockies have a new GM in Bill Schmidt, who believes that despite turning 74-87 in 2021, the Rockies simply “need more pieces” to be a playoff contending team and he has said they will be looking at both. the free brokerage and trading market this low season.
But the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies probably won’t be trading partners.
As we mentioned yesterday, the Colorado Rockies probably won’t be a great trading partner with anyone in the NL West, let alone the Los Angeles Dodgers.
That’s not to say the Rockies and Dodgers couldn’t trade with some big players. In 1997, the Dodgers even traded Pedro Astacio to Colorado for former All-Star Eric Young, Sr.
If we didn’t take into account the division or that the Dodgers might be the best team in NL, the Rockies should really focus on their entire lineup. Max Muncy would be great in the Rockies lineup. But we are dealing with reality (or at least plausibility).
Here are three trade targets from the 40-man roster of the Los Angeles Dodgers that the Colorado Rockies need to investigate further.