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The ‘buy or sell’ saga continues for the Rockies

Rockies news and links for July 20, 2019

To trade or not to trade? That is the question for Rockies | The Daily Sentinel
Chris Magninie of The Daily Sentinel makes the case for the Colorado Rockies to still be buyers at the trade deadline despite falling back in the standings. Magninie proposes possible returns for the Rockies: Marcus Stroman and Ken Giles from the Toronto Blue Jays, Madison Bumgarner and one of Tony Watson, Will Smith or Sam Dyson from the San Francisco Giants or Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene from the Detroit Tigers. Magninie suggests possible trade chips for the Rockies in Raimel Tapia, Rico Garcia, Ben Bowden, Colton Welker and Colten Schmidt.

What will NL West teams do at the Deadline? |
AJ Cassavell of also suggests the Rockies will be buyers. He throws the names of Bumgarner and Stroman into the mix for the Rox as well.

As for the rest of the National League West, Cassavell suggests the Arizona Diamondbacks are on the bubble between buying and selling, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be trying to add bullpen help without giving up top prospects, the Giants will still be sellers despite a hot start out of the All-Star break and the San Diego Padres will look to be short-term sellers and long-term buyers.

Blackmon happy for ex-teammates in Bronx |
The Rockies are making their first visit to the Bronx since the New York Yankees signed former Rox players DJ LeMahieu and Adam Ottavino. Both are having just as much, if not more success in pinstripes. Bill Ladson of spoke to Rockies’ right fielder Charlie Blackmon and manager Bud Black, who are both not surprised to see their former teammates/players doing well.

On the Farm

Yonder Alonso continued his excellent start with the Isotopes, launching a three-run homer and drawing two walks in what ended up being an Albuquerque loss.

The JetHawks rode a nine-run first inning to a victory over the Stockton Ports. Ryan Rolison pitched six scoreless innings and Robert Tyler followed up with two of his own.

For Boise, Aaron Schunk and Michael Toglia both went deep. Toglia’s homer tied the game in the top of the ninth, but Salem-Keizer would come away with the walk-off victory.

Triple-A: El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 5

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 2, Trenton Thunder 0

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 11, Stockton Ports 0

Single-A: Rome Braves 4, Asheville Tourists 1

Short-Season A: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4, Boise Hawks 3

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 5, Orem Owlz 4

DSL 1: DSL Phillies Red 3, DSL Rockies 2

DSL 2: DSL Colorado 7, DSL Giants 6