Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/24/13
With the Colorado Rockies only 5 games back in the NL West division and a week before the MLB trading deadline, the time is now for them to decide whether or not they want to get involved in this hotly contested division race.  From all accounts and rumors, the Rockies are in serious evaluation mode and if they were going to jump into the playoff race, the area on their team that they would be looking to strengthen would be their pitching, both starting and bullpen.  They kicked the tires on starting pitcher Matt Garza, who was recently traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers for prospects, and they have been in on other pitchers such as the Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana, Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris, and Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jesse Crain.  All of these players would provide a positive, immediate impact to the Rockies’ chances of capturing the NL West.  If the Rockies were to go after one of these players, a name that has been t...
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