All indications are that the Colorado Rockies will hold firm with the players they have after improving to near .500 in the final days of July.
The MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is upon us and the Colorado Rockies are only one game from .500 and only 5 games back in the wild card race.
Jon Heyman of FanRag is reporting today that the Rockies are no longer looking to move Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon.
Due to their recent hot streak, it appears that the team has played just well enough to avoid being chopped up and sold off piece-by-piece to the highest bidder.
The last time the Rox were this relevant, at this late point in the season, was way back in 2010.
The movie “Inception” ruled the box office and the iPhone 4 had just been released. Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry had just released “California Gurls” and the infectious tune was dominating radio airwaves.
Yeah, it was quite a while ago.
“We’re just trying to win as many games to make those (trade) decisions difficult,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said two weeks ago.
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Well, mission accomplished!
Dumping CarGo or Blackmon would mean torpedoing the team’s admittedly remote post-season potential. Success — even such moderate success — has its benefits.
Of course, the deadline is still a few hours away and something crazy could always happen.
What Do You Think?
It was assumed that the team would seriously entertain offers for center fielder Charlie Blackmon, and the Nationals were reportedly very interested.
Was now the right time to move Carlos Gonzalez in order to get maximum value for a player who only has one year left on his deal?
Or is doing nothing the right move in this situation?
Sound off in the comments below!