Antonio Senzatela is the “hard pass” yet affordable option
I love saying the name Antonio Senzatela. It flows so well. Do you know what else flows? Runs when he’s on the mound.
Senzatela is, in some ways, the Colorado version of Steven Matz. He has had some good, some bad, and some very average years. This year looks like it could be more bad than good.
Senzatela isn’t making a whole lot of money which is why he’s not a name you’ll necessarily read about around the trade deadline. There’s no urgency for Rockies to trade him away. Anyone they do move is about saving a few bucks.
However, I wouldn’t put it past the Rockies to make everyone available. We all believe Trevor Story is headed out of town as soon as possible. Why wouldn’t the Rockies entertain phone calls about Senzatela?
I haven’t made it any secret how I feel about this. Senzatela doesn’t strike me as the kind of pitcher you acquire mid-year to make a championship run. He’s more of an acquisition a team might make in the offseason in hopes of finding some untapped treasure. The Mets are in no position to do this. For one: it’s not the offseason.
I do think a change of scenery might help Senzatela, also only 26, have a better career. Coors Field isn’t a kind place to pitch. While not a fit for the Mets, he’s an affordable trade chip others should look to acquire.