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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48 Comments on "Rockies Likely To Sell"


redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

Beimel for Josh Reddick?

grant77
5 years 1 month ago

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

redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

Good point.

5 years 1 month ago

.266 OBP in AAA this year. Yuck

woadude
5 years 1 month 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

redsox4120
5 years 1 month ago

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

Devern Hansack
5 years 1 month ago

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

5 years 1 month ago

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.

mkorpal
5 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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

GeronimoJansen
5 years 1 month ago

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

bbxxj
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

5 years 1 month ago

Teheran or Minor yesss

woadude
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

How about a package for Freddie Freeman

frank_costanza
5 years 1 month ago

Im pretty sure Spilborghs can play CF as well.

budman3
5 years 1 month ago

Biemel to the Rays for a low level prospect.

philly_red
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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)

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month 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.

Redhawk
5 years 1 month 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!

5 years 1 month ago

Perez for Cook???

Redhawk
5 years 1 month ago

Ok…so I guess it could be worse…

frank_costanza
5 years 1 month ago

Cook for 3 rosin bags!

bleedrockiepurple
5 years 1 month ago

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

frank_costanza
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

5 years 1 month ago

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

5 years 1 month ago

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 1 month 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.

woadude
5 years 1 month 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.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month 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).

bigpat
5 years 1 month ago

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

5 years 1 month ago

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

jlbroxfan3
5 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

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