Rockies Journal: Who might Colorado GM Bill Schmidt deal at trade deadline?

The Rockies don’t like the word “rebuilding.” They prefer “reconstruction.”

Regardless of what they call it, the team is transitioning as it trends toward its second consecutive 100-loss season. However, wheeling and dealing are usually not part of the Rockies’ blueprint, making it hard to predict what they’ll do as the July 30 trade deadline approaches.

That said, general manager Bill Schmidt changed the traditional schematics last summer. He added seven pitching prospects while trading veterans C.J. Cron (first base), Randal Grichuk (outfield), Mike Moustakas (corner infield), Brad Hand (left-handed reliever) and Pierce Johnson (right-handed reliever).

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