Gov. John Hickenlooper, who loves baseball almost as much as he loves Colorado, has concerns about the Rockies' pitching staff.

Hey, don't we all?

Now, this is not to suggest Hickenlooper spends more time contemplating the pitching in LoDo than Colorado's economic state, but if the governor wonders whether the Rockies have enough pitching to make the playoffs, isn't it obvious what our National League team needs to do?

Go get a quality starting pitcher.

Jump-start the trade conversation about Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija, stuck with zero wins for a lousy team going nowhere, despite his 94 mph fastball and a sterling 1.45 earned run average.

Get the deal done, even if it means Colorado must surrender a pitching prospect as prized as Jon Gray.