Are the Rockies contending or rebuilding?
For about five years now, the Rockies have been a losing team. Yet they never seem to think about rebuilding for the future. Yes, they made the big trade to send Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto, but what else have they done in an attempt to rebuild? They still haven’t traded Carlos Gonzalez after all this time. But, at the same time, they don’t really like they are making an attempt to contend. If they were rebuilding, CarGo would have been traded by now, along with many others potentially.
Because it doesn’t look like the Rockies are trying to rebuild, it leads me to believe they are trying to contend. The problem is, I don’t see how they contend with a pitching staff led by Jorge De La Rosa. I understand that it is nearly impossible to convince free agent starters to sign in Colorado, but they have to find other ways to get pitching, or they aren’t going to win.
I think they need to make a decision and go with it. Are they going to try and contend or rebuild. If they choose to try and contend, they can make some trades and try to acquire big-league ready starting pitching, and if they choose to rebuild, they have a lot of position players that they can bring back big prospect packages. They need to choose to rebuild or try and contend.