Rockies Notes: Uggla, Wigginton, Iannetta

Following Troy Tulowitzki's wrist injury, the Rockies are considering their next move, hoping to stay in contention in a competitive NL West. Troy Renck of the Denver Post has a few tidbits on their potential plans, in a series of tweets:


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  1. Anyway the Rockies have interest in THE RIOT.
    Ubaldo Jimenez for Theriot should do good

    • GeronimoJansen 5 years ago

      sounds like a perfectly even trade. yeah.

  2. bamf9 5 years ago

    Ubaldo for Jesus montero,Austin rominne, slade heathcott, and mcallister. Who hangs up first? If Rockies were out of contention and sellers

    • Rockies have Jimenez signed to an affordable contract with team options through I believe 2014. For at least the next three years I think they’ll hang up first when his name is even mentioned.

      • bamf9 5 years ago

        Ya I know man, I’m just messing around, I honestly wouldn’t want to give up all that for him anyway, the kids pitching so many innings and he throws so hard, his arm is bound to burst after the allstar break

        • jwredsox 5 years ago

          You’re right if the rockies were to for some reason trade him the team that got him would have made a mistake……… sureeeeeeee

  3. suffern 5 years ago

    I’m sorry, did this article imply that Jay Payton is still playing baseball?

    And correct me if I’m wrong, but did the article also imply that the Rockies are considering trading him, which would mathematically imply that there would be a team outside of Swahililand that would be showing interest?

    • ellisburks 5 years ago

      Wow, I just checked and it IS that Jay Payton! He’s hitting well in the minors, no real power but high average and knocking in runs.

  4. mkorpal 5 years ago

    What prospects would Uggla cost? Would a trade centering around Rodgers work?

    • johnsilver 5 years ago

      I can’t see Uggla back next year with the Fish, they just ain’t going to pay him whatever an arbitrator will award him after he already made almost 8M this season. Flip side, is whoever gets him will only have him for 2 seasons and they will be expensive for a 2nd baseman that has good power and not the best defensive minded that should be playing 3B, but does not want to play that position.

      Fish missed the boat not moving him this last off season, but he will more than likely go before the 7/31 trade deadline if the Fish continue to struggle got a feeling, just not going to get back what they would have before.

      Look for Cantu and maybe even Ricky Nolasco to be moved also. Can’t see Cody Ross going, think they might try to get him signed LT.

  5. cuban24 5 years ago

    My guess is Uggla will cost the Rockies something like Christian Friederich and Nolan Arenado.

    • i think friedrich is francis’s replacement for next season but you never know

    • mkorpal 5 years ago

      Personally, I think that is too much. Arguably Colorado’s best prospect plus the only real good corner infield prospect. No thanks. I would do Rodgers and McKenry.

      • cuban24 5 years ago

        I am sure you would but Marlins wouldn’t. Esmil Rogers has a good arm but he isn’t exactly that young and that good of a prospect right now. Not to mention he is still very raw. Personally I think Wigginton makes more sense for the Col

        • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

          We dont really know what the Marlins are looking at or not. I agree, Cuban24, Rogers isnt that young when we talk about prospect age, hes young compared to the everyday player but like you said he is still very raw and still needs work out in triple-A. I feel more realistic trade for Rogers and McKenry would be Wigginton, he is no Uggla but he would add pop and a better avg at 2nd base, which is where he would play. This is a far better option only because if Wigginton comes to Col we have a better chance of locking him down for a couple yrs for a far cheaper price than what Uggla will get paid. But if the price is right for Uggla i think a 2 yr “rental” would fit us well, then EYJ might be MLB ready, i still feel like we have kind of rushed his development.

        • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

          We dont really know what the Marlins are looking at or not. I agree, Cuban24, Rogers isnt that young when we talk about prospect age, hes young compared to the everyday player but like you said he is still very raw and still needs work out in triple-A. I feel more realistic trade for Rogers and McKenry would be Wigginton, he is no Uggla but he would add pop and a better avg at 2nd base, which is where he would play. This is a far better option only because if Wigginton comes to Col we have a better chance of locking him down for a couple yrs for a far cheaper price than what Uggla will get paid. But if the price is right for Uggla i think a 2 yr “rental” would fit us well, then EYJ might be MLB ready, i still feel like we have kind of rushed his development.

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