Rockies Likely To Sell

The Rockies are likely to become sellers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 51-49 Rockies have lost seven consecutive games and now sit in fourth place in the NL West, 8.0 games behind the division-leading Padres and six games behind the Wild Card-leading Giants.

The Phillies are showing interest in Aaron Cook, though their enthusiasm for him is "limited at best." The Rockies are "quietly shopping" Cook, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post and have stopped pursuing Jorge Cantu, according to Rosenthal. The Phillies are also one of the teams interested in Joe Beimel

The Rockies will likely keep free agent-to-be Jorge De La Rosa in hopes of signing him or obtaining draft pick compensation, Rosenthal says. The left-hander currently projects as a Type B free agent. The Rockies could deal Melvin Mora and Ryan Spilborghs if they wanted to, since other clubs are interested. However, the Rockies’ rivals are not willing to give up much for either player at this point. 


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  1. redsox4120 5 years ago

    Beimel for Josh Reddick?

    • grant77 5 years ago

      I think the Jays would consider Downs for Reddick in the end.

    • woadude 5 years ago

      Thats the most fair and realistic offer I have ever read from a Red Sox fan, that addresses the Sox’s needs in the bullpen and gives a guy with good upside a chance to play the game in a different environment, Reddick wont get you Downs IMO but Biemel would do good for the Sox

  2. redsox4120 5 years ago

    Joe Beimel for Josh Reddick? Beimel is just what the Red Sox need.

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      I’m curious how much Beimel would have to pay Wally the Green Monster for the rights to uniform number 97.

  3. I would love to see Barmes go to the Tigers to open up a spot for Jon Herrera or Chris Nelson to start everyday at second.

  4. mkorpal 5 years ago

    “Joe Beimel for Josh Reddick? Beimel is just what the Red Sox need.” Can we get Will Middlebrooks instead. the Rox really need corner infield prospects right now.

    • redsox4120 5 years ago

      I might pull the trigger on that, we got Yamaico Navarro who could be good someday.

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      we’ll take reddick, at this point we want talent. heck getting anyone decent for a guy who went unsigned hrough half of spring training is a good deal to me, it was nice knowing you Joe, we’ll miss you walk on song

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      we’ll take reddick, at this point we want talent. heck getting anyone decent for a guy who went unsigned hrough half of spring training is a good deal to me, it was nice knowing you Joe, we’ll miss you walk on song

  5. GeronimoJansen 5 years ago

    The Legend of Joe Beimel needs to return to Dodger Stadium and kick out Sherrill.

  6. bbxxj 5 years ago

    Spilborghs seems like a good fit in Atlanta. Either he or Heyward could play CF with other in RF and would fit as a quality right handed hitter. Because of the time left of team control he won’t come cheap though.

    • philly_red 5 years ago

      I haven’t been paying close attention to Atlanta lately, but I’m still surprised McLouth got sent down. Spilborghs wouldn’t be bad, but may not provide much impact. I could see Wren looking at Luke Scott or Cody Ross. Corey Hart might be a longshot.

      • bbxxj 5 years ago

        I’m still hoping for Bautista in RF and Heyward in CF but I’m afraid AA would ask for one of Freeman, Teheran, Vizcaino, Delgado, or Minor in return.

        • Teheran or Minor yesss

        • woadude 5 years ago

          exactly, Batista just now hit this power surge, lets hope if the Braves traded those prospects it wont be for a fluke power year, dont get me wrong i like Batista but my post up top will bring example Nate McLouth

        • frank_costanza 5 years ago

          I took that Gonzalez/Escobar deal as not only getting rid of Escobar, but also getting the right handed bat they wanted. I think AA would ask for one of those young pitchers that the Braves dont want to part ways with.

      • woadude 5 years ago

        Yeah i was wondering all season what happened to McLouth…this guy was really promising and all the sudden dropped off…he could be a sign teams shouldnt persue Batista until they see maybe this isnt a fluke power year.

    • rockiesmagicnumber 5 years ago

      How about a package for Freddie Freeman

    • frank_costanza 5 years ago

      Im pretty sure Spilborghs can play CF as well.

  7. budman3 5 years ago

    Biemel to the Rays for a low level prospect.

  8. philly_red 5 years ago

    Jimenez has pitched like crap lately, they just lost to Pittsburgh, Hawpe hasn’t found his power, Helton is still out, and Street just went down for a while. Yep, Rosenthal really had to dig for that story.

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      the rockies tend tobe streaky and could easily come back if Jimenez returns to form. Most of our guys are underperforming so O’Dowd holds onto hope. Only now that the excuses of Rough teams, No Tulo, and not at home have dissapeared he knows we’re dead and wil put everyone but Street, Jimenez, Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, maybe Smith too. (As welll as our very best prospects)

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      the rockies tend tobe streaky and could easily come back if Jimenez returns to form. Most of our guys are underperforming so O’Dowd holds onto hope. Only now that the excuses of Rough teams, No Tulo, and not at home have dissapeared he knows we’re dead and wil put everyone but Street, Jimenez, Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, maybe Smith too. (As welll as our very best prospects)

  9. I’ve wanted the phillies to sign beimel since his last year in LA. He always does good and goes unsigned till the start of spring training and wouldn’t you know it they’re interested in getting him. Why couldn’t they of just signed him? smh

    • frank_costanza 5 years ago

      Beimel would be the situational lefty that the Phillies bullpen needs. Beimel is, however, another player that I think will be placed on waivers.

  10. Redhawk 5 years ago

    Rockies quietly shopping Cook? HA

    GET YOUR COOK…TAKE HIM FOR FREE!!!! GET YOUR COOK RIGHT HERE! YOU KNOW YOU WANT A PITCHER THAT WILL GET $10 MILLION AND CAN’T GO 4 INNINGS! ONLY ONE! WILL GO FAST! DON’T BE LEFT OUT!

    • Perez for Cook???

      • Redhawk 5 years ago

        Ok…so I guess it could be worse…

      • frank_costanza 5 years ago

        Cook for 3 rosin bags!

        • bleedrockiepurple 5 years ago

          Throw in a $8.00 Coors Light and a pack of peanuts and he is yours!!

          • frank_costanza 5 years ago

            The quality of beer is too steep. Make it a Natty Ice or we will be turning our attention to Oliver Perez.

          • Redhawk 5 years ago

            Hey, hey, let’s not over react….we’ll take a 12 pack of Keystone and you can keep the peanuts.

            (you buy the airplane ticket to get Cook out of Denver though)

      • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

        Someone wants cook take him, all we need in return is something to justify the trade, we didnt just get rid of cook, we really wanted (insert player here)

      • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

        Someone wants cook take him, all we need in return is something to justify the trade, we didnt just get rid of cook, we really wanted (insert player here)

    • rayking 5 years ago

      If the Rockies eat a decent portion of Cook’s salary, I could see the Cardinals taking him in exchange for a low-end prospect. He’s a slight upgrade over Suppan (Cook this season: 1.535 WHIP, 4.2K/9, 3.6BB/9; Soup this season with StL: 1.778 WHIP, 3.3K/9, 3.8BB/9).

      And we can use Cook for the back-end of the rotation next year after Penny takes his thorough fitness regimen elsewhere.

      • Redhawk 5 years ago

        That’s the problem. The Rockies can’t afford to pay a guy NOT to play for them. The more the Rockies pay…the better Cook becomes. A $5miilion dollar #5 isn’t great deal..but it’s a good deal. But spending $5 million to save $5million isn’t so good on the Rockies end.

  11. if they ship out aaron cook brad hawpe chris iannetta and clint barmes then i dont care. it means they get to replenish their diminishing farm system and guys like smith, chacin, herrera for now and eventually chris nelson get the playing time, therefore making it a win situation. the rockies arent like other selling teams shipping out their veterans to rebuild the entire team. the rox have legitimate right-now replacements in the players i just mentioned

  12. Jesus, who AREN’T the Phillies interested in? This is getting a little ridiculous.
    If they can get Oswalt and Beimel, I would be a very happy man.

    • frank_costanza 5 years ago

      What they should really be looking for is a closer. Aardsma hasnt pitched as well this year as he has last, but he still has gone 18/22 in save opportunities. Kevin Gregg is another guy, even though AA would ask for much more than he is actually worth. Plus he wears sports goggles.

  13. woadude 5 years ago

    I wonder if the Red Sox would trade for Nate McLouth…. he is down but was steady rising and maybe had a nagging injury he didnt disclose, his value could go back up.

  14. letsgogiants 5 years ago

    The Rockies may not be doing good this year, but they will for sure be strong next year. With studs like Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, Stewart, and Smith headlining their offense along with pitchers like Jimenez, Chacin, Francis, Cook (if he doesn’t get traded), and maybe De La Rosa if he resigns, the club should be strong next year if they avoid injuries. The Rockies would be contending near the top of the division this year if it wasn’t for the fact that so many key players have gotten injured (ex. Tulowitzki, Helton, Francis, De La Rosa, Street, Hawpe).

  15. bigpat 5 years ago

    And to think possibly it was the Pirates ended the Rockies playoff hopes this season… It’s actually kinda sad.

  16. As a Cards fan what would it take to ge De La Rosa?

    • jlbroxfan3 5 years ago

      not cheap, probably more than it would to get lilly but less than Lee, like what was given acually given up for Haren. Except replace saunders with a MLB ready prospect, not necessarily great. Jon Jay, a minor league pitcher, a AAA infielder and a throw in would probably do it

      • Redhawk 5 years ago

        That sounds about right. I’d add that one of those players needs to be a corner player especially infield.

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