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How the 2016 Rockies were built

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The short answer ... Not very well.

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The Rockies finalized their 25-man roster for Opening Day on Saturday. Let's take a closer look at how the team we'll see at the start of the season was created.

Trades (8)

Jorge De La Rosa: The Rockies Opening Day starter was acquired all the way back on March 26, 2008 from the Royals as a player to be named later to complete the a deal for Ramon Ramirez. Since then, De La Rosa has signed two multi-year contracts to stay in Colorado.

Tyler Chatwood: Traded on November 30, 2011 from the Angels for Chris Iannetta.

Jordan Lyles: Traded on December 13, 2013 from the Astros for Dexter Fowler (Brandon Barnes was also in this deal).

Miguel Castro: Acquired on July 28, 2015 as part of the Troy Tulowitzki deal with the Blue Jays.

Jake McGee: Came to Colorado in the January, 28 2016 trade with the Rays involving Corey Dickerson.

DJ LeMahieu: Acquired as part of a deal that included Tyler Colvin with the Cubs on December 8, 2011. The Rockies sent Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers to Chicago.

Carlos Gonzalez: Traded to the Rockies along with Huston Street and Greg Smith from the A's on November 10, 2008 in exchange for Matt Holliday who was approaching free agency.

Brandon Barnes: Traded on December 13, 2013 from the Astros for Dexter Fowler (Jordan Lyles was also in this deal).

Signings (9)

Boone Logan: Signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Rockies on December 13, 2013.

Chad Qualls: Signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Rockies on December 8, 2015.

Justin Miller: Under the radar signing on November 19, 2014 (Was also drafted by the Rockies in 2006, but did not sign).

Jason Gurka: Signed with the Rockies twice. Once after being released by Baltimore in the fall of 2014, and again after being cut by the Rockies last fall to make room on the 40-man roster. Now he's back again.

Nick Hundley: Signed a two-year, $6.3 million deal with the Rockies on January 5, 2015.

Mark Reynolds: Signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Rockies on December 16, 2015.

Gerardo Parra: Signed a three-year, $27.5 million deal with the Rockies on January 20, 2016.

Ryan Raburn: Late signing for the Rockies this year in spring training (March 4, 2016) in an attempt to bolster a very weak lineup against left handed pitching.

Cristhian Adames: The Rockies picked up Adames as an amateur free agent all the way back on September 14, 2007. Oddly, he's been in the organization longer than anybody else on the 25-man roster despite making only 73 plate appearances in a major league uniform.

Drafted (6)

Chad Bettis: Drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft.

Christian Bergman: Drafted in the 24th round of the 2010 draft.

Ben Paulsen: Drafted in the third round of the 2009 draft.

Trevor Story: Drafted in the Supplemental first round of the 2011 draft for the loss of Octavio Dotel.

Nolan Arenado: Drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft.

Charlie Blackmon: Drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft.

Other (2)

Chris Rusin: Selected off waivers from the Cubs on September 27, 2014 as one of the finals moves of the Dan O'Dowd administration.

Tony Wolters: Selected off waivers from the Indians on February 19, 2016.

There's you 2016 Opening Day Rockies. This roster will of course change all season long as all MLB 25-man rosters do, but the very quick take away here is that the Rockies don't have nearly enough players they drafted (6) making an impact on this club. We'll see if that changes in future seasons.