With the MLB Trade Deadline approaching rather quickly, teams are beginning to make a declaration about their 2021 campaigns. Are they in the hunt and buying at the deadline for a postseason push? Or, are they too far from the pack and thinking about selling.
While the Colorado Rockies are presumed to be one of the sellers, with their 16.5-game deficit in the NL West standings, manager Bud Black knows one name is sticking around. No, it's not a declaration about shortstop Trevor Story, who fans are fully expecting to be traded. Rather, Black says starting pitcher German Marquez isn't going anywhere.
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Black discussed Marquez's contract as a main reason for him not to be moved by the end of July. "We have Marquez under control for a couple of years... he's not going anywhere."
It's true. The 26-year-old right-hander is in the middle of a five-year, $43 million contract and won't hit unrestricted free agency until 2025. Although, he may be a hot commodity for teams looking for starting pitching. Marquez leads all of baseball with 18 starts and owns a solid 3.59 ERA on the year, especially for pitching in Coors Field.
The Rockies sit in fourth place with their 37-48 overall record and own longshot +50000 odds to win the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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