Padres: Offseason update on NL West competition — Colorado Rockies

DENVER, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 14: Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres scores on a Will Myers double in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - SEPTEMBER 14: Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres scores on a Will Myers double in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Halfway through the offseason we stop to take a look at how the San Diego Padres competition in the NL West is stacking up. Here we look at the Colorado Rockies.

The San Diego Padres went 8-11 against the Colorado Rockies in 2019 and finished just one game behind them in the NL West.

After making the postseason as a Wild Card team in 2018, the Rockies took a major step back in 2019 and appear to considering a rebuild.

They still have a very solid lineup with Nolen Arenado, Trevor Story, and Charlie Blackmon at the top. But all three have been rumored to be available in trades this offseason.

German Marquez and Jon Gray form a pretty decent 1-2 punch atop the pitching rotation.

So it’s very possible Colorado goes into the 2020 season with the roster they have and are able to win a lot of games.

But I think they also see the writing on the wall that they can’t compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals of the world right now.

Also, they don’t have a very good farm system and their only really good prospect, Brendan Rodgers, is ready to be promoted.

They haven’t made a significant addition all offseason other than extending Scott Oberg. And they really haven’t been mentioned with any free agents for trade candidates.

Thomas Harding didn’t mention earlier this offseason that the Rockies are looking for a catcher. Maybe the Padres can help them out there in a trade for Gray.?

Most of the news surrounding the Rockies this offseason has been about them potentially trading their best players, which leads me to believe they’re not looking to contend in 2020.

But at the same time, they’re saying they won’t give these players away, and while there has been a lot of chatter around Arenado it’s seems impossible to move that contract with his opt-out after 2021.

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I expect the Padres to pick up a few more wins against the Rockies in 2020 as Colorado possibly looks to shed some money and start a quick rebuild.

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