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Colorado Rockies

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Zack Greinke‘s signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks really, really messed things up for a Colorado Rockies organization trying to figure out what to do with itself. Instead of having two legit playoff contenders in its division, now it has to contend with three. Oh, and Greinke didn’t leave the NL West, either, so Rockies hitters will still see plenty of the right-hander.

It’s fair to say the Troy Tulowitzki/Carlos Gonzalez era in Denver is over. As soon as the team traded off Tulo at last year’s deadline, rumors swirled that a Cargo trade was next. And that still may be the case. Here’s the thing about Colorado. They have some young pitching that is on the verge of going mental from circumstance they’re in. One in particular might be ripe for the picking, too.

I would be tickled pink if Mozeliak could turn Randal Grichuk and, say, Tim Cooney into Cargo and Jon Gray, the Rockies’ first round pick in 2013. Gray made 9 big league starts last year, posting a hefty 5.53 ERA but also striking out 40 in 40.1 innings of work.

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