Rockies Will Wait Until Late July To Trade

Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd told Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post that he doesn’t expect to make moves until the end of the month. The Rockies are talking trades with other clubs, but O’Dowd says his team’s needs are unpredictable.

“This has been a season where everything has changed so dramatically from one day to another — what we need now may not be the same thing we need two weeks from now," he said.

The Rockies are monitoring Jermaine Dye and Ty Wigginton, but they aren’t the only clubs doing so. The Padres and Rangers have interest in Dye and the Phillies and Yankees are among the teams interested in Wigginton.

By the end of the month, the Rockies, now 44-38, will have a better sense of what to expect from Jorge de la Rosa and Troy Tulowitzki. De la Rosa is close to returning to the majors and Tulowitzki won't likely return before the beginning of August. 

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5 Comments on "Rockies Will Wait Until Late July To Trade"

5 years 1 month ago

Cool…let’s wait and watch all the quality trade bait get taken by all the big market teams and/or teams in our division..Then let’s watch those teams pull away in the standings.

Hey why not wait until the 31st and resign Garrett Atkins for bench depth.

Seriously though…Get Cliff Lee, Dan Uggla, Prince Fielder, something significant to spark this team.

5 years 1 month ago

To get Fielder your going to be giving up 2/3 major players that are already in the majors or major league ready and even if that would be a possibility are you going to sit Helton and the 19 mil he is getting paid this year?? We all want the Rox to put something together to put them over the top but at the same time we have to be realistic. Making a push for Uggla is something i 100% agree with, and Lee would be great but your going to give something big up for him and we all know O’Dowd wont fork out a 100 mil contract after this season. I think Wigginton could be a solid addition to play second and let Barmes be your Utl guy. They need to avoid Dye, the whole idea of that just baffles me considering we have one of the deepest outfields/benches in baseball.

5 years 1 month ago

I know Fielder is a reach…but you know the guy would produce.

Uggla & Lee are possibilities that could happen, but probably not both.
I also posted a question about trying to acquire Kelly Johnson or Haren from the D-backs if these 2 are out of reach.

And Dye doesn’t make any sense at all. I mentioned this in another post expressing my confusion as to why we would need another power bat on the bench when we have Giambi (who has been pretty productive).

5 years 1 month ago

Kelly Johnson, i feel is a better pick than Wigginton…that might only be because i see Johnson play the rockies about 15 times this year and never see Wigginton. I just like Kelly’s style of play, side him into the 2 hole and he would do damage with Cargo and Tulo behind him. Also Johnson will be and continue to be cheaper than Uggla for years to come which is always what the Rockies seem to look for.

Haren could be a possibility but hes owed 32 mil that is remaining on his contract so if that was to happen, we would have to unload maybe a Cook and Hawpe, both making around 8/9 mil plus 1 or 2 big name prospects, probably Friedrich and Rex Brothers or Esmil Rogers or maybe all 3 but it would have to be somewhere along those lines but if something like this was to happen(please don’t rip me for the proposition, its just an idea) for both finacially and satisfying both teams. I would hope that the Rox would sign him again once this current contract is up and im not sure if i could see that happening.

we need to get rid of corpas, chacin, and street. period