Rockies Rumors: Fuentes, Street, Rusch, Podsednik

MLB.com’s Thomas Harding has the latest on the Rockies, here and here.

  • The Rockies will offer arbitration to Brian Fuentes, who is a Type A free agent.  Obviously it’s all about the two draft picks, as Fuentes will decline.  He’ll probably sign with a team with an unprotected first-round pick, too.
  • Harding says the Rockies are already receiving calls on Huston StreetESPN’s Buster Olney says Dan O’Dowd is telling other GMs he won’t trade Street, but some believe it’s posturing.
  • O’Dowd backed off a bit on the idea of re-signing Glendon Rusch and Scott Podsednik, saying he wants to make sure there’s a role for them in Colorado.
  • The Rockies won’t be diving in on any big-name free agent pitchers.  They’ll either stand pat or pursue trades.
  • O’Dowd called the Reds trade rumors "comical."  The Rockies, by the way, are apparently not interested in Homer Bailey.


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