Rockies Reportedly Do Not Intend To Trade Jon Gray
While there has been some early jabber encompassing Rockies righty Jon Gray, that doesn’t mean we’re on the cusp of a significant swap. Or maybe, per MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, the Rox are leaving rival associations with the desire that Gray will stay in Colorado.
As MLBTR’s Connor Byrne investigated not long ago, Gray appears to be a solid exchange applicant on paper. The 28 year-old is anticipated for a sensible $5.6MM pay in assertion, however he accompanies only two periods of group control remaining. Dark stepped forward in 2019, posting a 3.84 ERA in 150 innings with strong strikeout (23.6%) and walk (8.8%) rates notwithstanding calling Coors Field home. As a group, in any case, the Rockies went in reverse, faltering to a 71- 91 season after consecutive postseason appearances.
Absent a lot of adaptability to spend this offseason, there was and is motivation to trust Colorado will investigate the exchange showcase both to include MLB pieces and as a potential methods for expanding authoritative money related adaptability. Notwithstanding potentially endeavoring to move the agreements of some more established, progressively costly players, it makes sense that the group would at any rate attempt to realize what sort of youthful ability may be had in a swap including its attractive, mid-discretion players.
Maybe the Rox didn’t care for what they heard when opponents came approaching Gray lately. Most likely the bar is set much higher when it comes to shortstop Trevor Story. Like Gray, the star shortstop accompanies two additional long stretches of group control. Giving one or both would make for something of an authoritative reboot, even with other key MLB pieces still close by.
It absolutely doesn’t seem as though the Rockies are on edge to examine Story in exchange talks. Despite what might be expected, the Athletic’s Nick Groke (subscription interface) even describes the group as having genuine enthusiasm for an augmentation, in spite of the fact that there’s no sign anything’s nearby on that front. Regardless of whether there’s shared intrigue, it’ll be trying to discover shared view. Story just barely turned 27, has built up himself as one of the game’s best shortstops, has solid intervention acquiring power ($11.5MM projection), and holds high as can be potential in free office after the 2021 season.
On the off chance that Colorado is to come back to conflict, solid seasons from Gray and Story would be critical. The Rockies don’t appear to probably undermine the Dodgers in the NL West and likely won’t extend as a most loved in the Wild Card race. Yet, there is some convincing center ability close by and the association is naturally keen on attempting to win while that gathering is set up. It appears GM Jeff Bridich and organization are wanting to keep with it this winter in order to bounce back in the near future.