Renck On De La Rosa, Floyd, Nationals

Troy Renck of the Denver Post shared a few Rockies-related items and opinions with his Twitter followers today.  All links within quote marks are tweets unless noted otherwise…

  • Renck feels it's "highly unlikely" that Jorge de la Rosa will re-sign with Colorado.  As we heard last week, the Rockies aren't prepared to offer the free agent starter anything more than a three-year contract, and one of the many clubs interested in De La Rosa will offer him at least four years.
  • Renck personally would have pursued De La Rosa had he been the Rockies GM, but he thinks the club should "shift toward" trading for Gavin Floyd and acquiring two of Kevin Kouzmanoff, Jose Lopez or Josh Willingham.  Kouzmanoff and Lopez have drawn some interest from the Rockies already.
  • The White Sox "like Ian Stewart," Renck said in regards to rumors from earlier in the week that Chicago and Colorado had at least discussed swapping the third baseman for Floyd.  Stewart would give the Sox some left-handed pop, possibly in a third base platoon with Dayan Viciedo.
  • Also noted in Renck's previous Twitter link was the fact that the Nationals "want pitching in every trade. Either big league pitching or guys who are close [to the majors]."
  • Type A free agent Carl Pavano will turn 35 in January and would cost the Rockies a draft pick to sign him, but Renck feels Pavano is "worth the risk" if the Rockies can't get Floyd.


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34 Comments on "Renck On De La Rosa, Floyd, Nationals"


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SplitFingeredPujol
4 years 7 months ago

I can’t see the White Sox going for a package built around Floyd for Stewart. Floyd is a huge trading chip, and Stewart doesn’t fill any of the Sox’ direct needs (DH, 1B, C, RP). It doesn’t add up.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Personally, Ian Stewart and Isaiah Froneberger could pry away Gavin Floyd and Ricky Brooks in my opinion…I’d like to see Gavin Floyd in the NL…He is already extremely underrated…

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4 years 7 months ago

Not a chance, Ian’s upside and 1.6 WAR, coupled with an erratic power arm(Froneberger) are NOT worth Floyd and his 4.3 WAR coupled with Brooks whom has excellent control and almost strikes out just as many hitters as Froney. Bad Span, bad!

3B is a pretty deep position for us with Morel, Viciedo, Teahen, Vizquel and Gilmore waiting in the wings.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Sorry dude. When you said bad span bad I pictured myself as a dog and I just did something bad and you were pointing your finger at me haha

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firealyellon
4 years 7 months ago

i agree. this trade would have to involve several other moves; in a vacuum, it makes little sense.

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wickedkevin
4 years 7 months ago

I have a question to all Yankee fans: Is Pavano worth the risk?

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the_show
4 years 7 months ago

If I have to watch Viciedo play third base my head will explode, I want Morel over there

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4 years 7 months ago

Gavin Floyd and Brent morel for Ian Stewart and Jhoulys Chacin. Floyd for Stewart would be too risky and a low sell for the White sox.

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4 years 7 months ago

Rockies aren’t trading Chacin at all, let alone in a deal like this. Makes no sense for them. Try again.

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4 years 7 months ago

Bad trade for both teams.

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bleedrockiepurple
4 years 7 months ago

You’ve clearly not watched the Rockies this past season. Chacin is 22 and had a very solid season for how young he is and how inexperienced he was. He has been named untouchable by the organization so there is zero chance of him even being involved in talks especially just for G. Floyd. No disrespect to Floyd, very solid pitcher but just wouldn’t happen.