Rockies Not Likely To Trade Cook Or Hawpe

6:00pm: The Rockies are telling teams they can't move Hawpe right now no matter what, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark (Twitter link).

1:55pm: The Rockies aren’t likely to move Aaron Cook or Brad Hawpe, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Colorado is looking for MLB-ready prospects if they deal either player (all links on Twitter). Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Rockies would deal Cook for a bullpen piece and a prospect.

The White Sox and Tigers are still eyeing Hawpe, so Renck suggests things could get “interesting” if Chicago doesn’t acquire Adam Dunn. The White Sox still appear to have interest in Dunn, but Hawpe’s left-handed bat could be an alternative for GM Kenny Williams. So far this season, the 31-year-old is batting .262/.340/.454 with seven homers.

Lance Berkman, another player the White Sox are considering as an alternative to Dunn, drew interest from the Rockies, who ‘kicked the tires’ on him before their recent skid.


15 Responses to Rockies Not Likely To Trade Cook Or Hawpe Leave a Reply

  1. What’s left on Cook’s deal?

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Some portion of his 9M for this year, 9.25M for next season, and 11M mutual option/$0.5M buyout got 2012. My guess? You don’t want him.

  2. progmatinee 5 years ago

    3 way deal. Cook and Hawpe to White Sox, Berkman to Rockies, prospects to Astros.

    • mkorpal 5 years ago

      Why don’t the Rox just hold on to Hawpe and trade Cook for salary relief. I don’t see much value in Berkman to the Rox.

  3. progmatinee 5 years ago

    Well, lets same the Rockies climb within 3 games of the WC over the next week or so and Helton is still not back. There would be a lot of value for the Rockies with Berkman then.

    • mkorpal 5 years ago

      Ok, they could just stick with Hawpe in that case, who is just as good, costs less, and doesn’t have a NTC.

  4. progmatinee 5 years ago

    Berkman is way better than Hawpe IMO and provides a righthanded power bat the Rockies lack.

  5. progmatinee 5 years ago

    Berkman is way better than Hawpe IMO and provides a righthanded power bat the Rockies lack.

  6. Redhawk 5 years ago

    Hawpe could also be a Class A Free Agent which means draft picks. I understand he’s boarder line, but that has to be in consideration. As well as “Who plays first?”

    As for Cook……I think the Rockies would come off their asking price…like please take him and is salary and we’ll call it good.

  7. SaveMeJebus 5 years ago

    The Rox could trade Hawpe to the Sox if Mark Kotsay was involved…he is a good first baseman and would seem like a player without a purpose if the Sox upgrade at DH.

  8. SaveMeJebus 5 years ago

    The Rox could trade Hawpe to the Sox if Mark Kotsay was involved…he is a good first baseman and would seem like a player without a purpose if the Sox upgrade at DH.

  9. JDortmunder 5 years ago

    I think Hawpe can void the 2011 Club option if he’s traded which I take to mean he must be paid about 11 million next season (if dealt). A team can’t do the 500k buyout. So I don’t think he’s going anywhere for that kind of money.
    He’s a good player who will likely be a FA in a few months.

  10. I wish the Rox would have done something. I would have liked it if they would have traded Cook for a bag of sunflower seeds. Guy is a tool!

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