Would deGrom ever forgive the Mets if they sent him to the Colorado Rockies? Unless they win the World Series, he might feel slighted.
Pitching is always a need for the Rockies. Because of this, I see them searching for some help at the trade deadline.
Much like the hypothetical Cleveland deal, Colorado could need to send their best prospect to the Mets. Infielder Brendan Rodgers is quickly approaching the major leagues. If the Rockies want deGrom, they will need to surrender Rodgers.
Along with him, the Rockies could land deGrom by including third base prospect Colton Welker, catcher Tom Murphy, and at least one pitching prospect. With Nolan Arenado at third base, the Rockies could afford to trade Welker.
This is a big asking price for deGrom. Considering the Rockies are built to win with offense, they may hesitate at giving up so much for two and a half years of owning an ace.
The Rockies need to measure how important it is to win in 2018. This season looks like one of the most open years for someone like them to climb over everyone and win a trophy. By landing deGrom, they increase their odds exponentially.
My guess is that the Rockies would prefer Lugo due to his control and overall abilities. Familia strikes me as a dangerous player at Coors Field. Lugo, on the other hand, may survive.
It’s only a matter of time before the Rockies unload some prospects for superior pitching talent. The Mets need bats and the Rockies need an arm.
To me, the match makes sense.