On a day full of trades, the Colorado Rockies might have just pulled off the biggest headscratcher of them all by trading outfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later to Houston for outfielder Brandon Barnes and pitcher Jordan Lyles.
Dexter Fowler has never lived up to the star potential that he has flashed from time to time, something that has been a source of great frustration for Rockies management. Apparently it got so frustrating that they just up and decided to dump him for two spare parts. Fowler isn't a star, but he has been a very solid player, posting OBPs of .363 or higher and fWARs of 2.2 or higher each of the last three seasons. That is a player a lot of teams could use that should have been able to return a nice player or two, but Colorado instead settled for a reserve outfielder and a back-end starter.no comments