I feel that most of the "If I were a GM for the Rockies" threads have had one thing in common:
A complete and utter disregard for the needs and desires of the other teams involved in trades.
It seems to me that most of the trade scenarios that have played out are video-game quality. So if I were GM for the Rockies, these are some of the trades I would make (the first one is an actual trade I made on MLB 09 The Show)
First, I'd trade Ryan Spilborghs and Todd Helton to the Twins for Justin Morneau and a AA minor leaguer. It doesn't really matter who the minor leaguer is, he's just thrown in to keep the rosters even.
Ian Stewart's trade value is probably high after tonight's 2 HR, 6 RBI game. Maybe we can trade him straight up for Evan Longoria.
And if we're worried about prospects, we can just "create a player" and put him in Road to the Show. He'll fill in well at Tulsa for now.
What are some other trades that would turn the Rockies into a dynasty and getting other GM's to willingly implode their team for our benefit?
What other trade could be made?
Esmil Rogers for Roy Halladay (9 votes)
Omar Quintanilla for Dustin Pedroia (5 votes)
EY2 for EY1 (17 votes)
Jhoulys Chacin for Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez, and Zito (32 votes)
Ubaldo Jimenez for Livan Hernandez (8 votes)
71 total votes