The Colorado Rockies Did Something No One Else in Baseball Did on Trade Deadline Day: Nothing


The Colorado Rockies did something no one else in baseball did yesterday. They did nothing. 

For some bizarre reason, Bill Schmidt and the Rockies decided not to make a trade yesterday. Why they decided to be inactive, is very puzzling. 

The Rockies have been abysmal this season and are not likely to get any better, holding a 46-60 record, last place in the NL West, and 10.5 games back of the third NL Wild Card spot. 

The only move the Rockies made was signing their thirty-seven-year-old closer to a two-year extension. That's the only move they made. It's not like the Rockies didn't have any players generating interest on the trade market. They did.

They have pitcher Alex Colome who is on an expiring deal and has been pretty good this year, posting a 3.40 ERA. They could have easily moved him and received something in return, rather than letting him walk this offseason for nothing. 

Another player on an expiring contract, and a prime trade candidate, is shortstop Jose Iglesias. The thirty-two-year-old generates trade interest every year with teams looking for some added defense. It also helps that he's batting .313 this season. 

Other Rockies whose names were talked about as potential players to be dealt were Kyle Freeland, Chad Kuhl, Austin Gomber, and Antonio Senzatela, among others. None of them were traded. 

The Rockies farm system could have greatly benefited from some deadline deals, as the team's system entering the 2022 season was ranked 24th in the league. 

Why the Colorado Rockies decided not to make a single move on Tuesday is extremely confusing, and in no way benefits the team and their future. 

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