Rockies GM Jeff Bridich would consider trading prospects for rotation help

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Rockies GM Jeff Bridich said he would consider trading prospects for starting pitching help, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Bridich was on a conference call with reporters discussing his team’s offseason plans.

“When I say we’re open to whatever, I mean it,” Bridich said. “I don’t think we’ll ever be in a ‘sell the farm’ mode. I don’t think that’s a wise decision for us. But you have to be open minded to things that can improve your ballclub.”

The Rockies finished with the worst starting rotation ERA in baseball at 5.27, a hair worse than the Phillies’ 5.23. Among those who made at least 10 starts for the Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa had the lowest ERA at 4.17. Kyle Kendrick and David Hale, who combined for 39 starts, each compiled an ERA above 6.00.

Shortstop Brendan Rogers, pitcher Jon Gray, outfielder David Dahl, second baseman Forrest Wall, pitcher Mike Nikorak, and outfielder Raimel Tapia all made MLB.com’s top-100 list of prospects. The Rockies could draw from that depth to bolster their rotation if they so choose.