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The Time Is Now for The Colorado Rockies to Trade Garrett Atkins

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

On November 12, 2008, the Colorado Rockies dealt arguably their greatest slugger of all time in Matt Holliday to the Oakland A's for two prospects and a deposed closer. Rockies fans were understandably upset.

But the reality is that Holliday, represented by Scott Boras, would not fit into the mid-market budget of Denver once he hit free agency after the 2009 season.

While Rockies fans were disappointed, there was still hope that the team could be good with Todd Helton returning to form after back surgery and a resurgence from shortstop Troy Tulowitzki after an injury-plagued sophomore season. Those two players, combined with the steady slugging of third baseman Garrett Atkins, gave the Rockies some hope of contending...

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