The Colorado Rockies biggest trade of the 2023 MLB trade deadline season was sending C.J. Cron and Randal Grichuk to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for prospect pitchers Jake Madden and Mason Albright.

How does this, combined with the trades of Mike Moustakas and Pierce Johnson, help the depth of the starting and relief pitching in the Rockies farm system? Also, to what extent does this clear up playing time for the rest of the season for players like Elehuris Montero, Michael Toglia, and Nolan Jones?

With these trades, the Rockies have shown a clear direction both in terms of turning toward younger players and in terms of hyper-focusing on pitching, having not acquired a single position player.

We’ve known Colorado to be reluctant to make these kinds of moves in the past. Did they wait to long and end up hurting the ultimate return value? Or do you simply have to give them credit for making a series of transactions that the vast majority of media and fans believed they wouldn’t? Let’s dive into it.

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