Rockies Inquire On Justin Upton, Gavin Floyd

The Rockies have contacted the Diamondbacks and White Sox to inquire on Justin Upton and Gavin Floyd, respectively, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Both teams are said to be listening to offers for their respective players.

We've rounded up the rest of today's Upton rumors here, with the latest from Jayson Stark indicating that Arizona seems "genuinely open" to moving their young outfielder. According to a team official that spoke to Renck, the D'Backs would be open to dealing Upton within the division, if the return was significant enough.

Meanwhile, we heard today that the White Sox would be willing to discuss trading Floyd, and Renck says the Sox have asked the Rockies about Ian Stewart. Colorado doesn't currently have a third baseman who could replace Stewart, but as Renck reported earlier, the club has interest in a handful of players who could handle the hot corner.

Despite their interest in potential trade candidates, the Rockies may still use free agency to fill their holes, as owner Dick Monfort admits: "We are really (reluctant) about giving up young players (in trades)." According to Renck, the Rockies also have interest in Scott Kazmir and "continue to monitor" the Victor Martinez situation.


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99 Comments on "Rockies Inquire On Justin Upton, Gavin Floyd"


4 years 9 months ago

It’s getting weird. The Rockies called me too.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I bet it was just a prank call. That Dan O’Dowd is such a jokester.

roberty
4 years 9 months ago

Don’t bother asking about Upton, you will have to trade your entire team to acquire him.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Even that, the Rockies system has no where near enough talent to acquire Upton…Therefore I don’t think he’s going to Colorado. Gavin Floyd on the other hand, I could see ending up a Rockie…

Rosario and Rogers might get it done.

kevinfoley46
4 years 9 months ago

If Stewart gets traded Barmes and Nelson could batter for third. Hell even Iannetta has played third, since they never seem to give him a full chance behind the plate. But EY2 should be at second.

4 years 9 months ago

Barmes doesn’t have the arm for third, he barely has the arm for shortstop.

4 years 9 months ago

if cargo comes back i would do that deal all day as a snakes fan

4 years 9 months ago

I’d think Towers asked for a package that included Tulowitzki, Chacin, young, and others.

4 years 9 months ago

Were either of the others Cargo or Ubaldo?

BG921
4 years 9 months ago

I think the Braves could still post a competitive offer for Upton, of course Frank Wren would have to give them his left nut as well!

4 years 9 months ago

Love the off topic commenting.

BG921
4 years 9 months ago

I’ll take this as a complement, but I figured Frank Wren gained a third left nut when he neutered Michael Hill (and partially neutered Larry Beinfest) yesterday… Thus, he wouldn’t be losing a nut afterall!

jt24
4 years 9 months ago

he already had two left ones?

dirtydez
4 years 9 months ago

I’d gladly trade Upton in the division if they wanna overpay. He’s not a star i know as a Dback fan. Towers is a good GM and he knows this as well. It would be nice getting a very good starter to put in front of Hudson. Jarrod Parker is lookng great after TJ surgery. He will be ready in Sept possibly.

4 years 9 months ago

He’ll be ready by Spring training. He could start the year in the rotation if he does well.

qudjy1
4 years 9 months ago

Im an AZ fan – why in the world do you think Upton should be traded?

dirtydez
4 years 9 months ago

I don’t think he should be traded for the helluva it. If the right deal comes along then sure.

DBacksFan1
4 years 9 months ago

i doubt the rockies could package a deal for upton,highly doubtful they would deal him to a rival also.

yankee2195
4 years 9 months ago

This. Ain’t. Happening.

angels_sweep_Bosux_09
4 years 9 months ago

eregwerg

diehardmets
4 years 9 months ago

It will never happen, but can you imagine an OF with both CarGo and Upton? That’s absurd.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

This is just one of those players that I have to imagine that EVERY team in the game will inquire on and want desperately. Thus, teams will say they are interested even though they couldn’t package a package together.

dirtydez
4 years 9 months ago

As a D-Back fan yes i can imagine it. We did for 2-3 years lol.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

Along came Dan Haren…

angels_sweep_Bosux_09
4 years 9 months ago

smh

WasianCU
4 years 9 months ago

Ya, and we will even throw in a a bunch of millions to make the Rox take Kazmir off our books.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I’d give up anyone but Dinger.

angels_sweep_Bosux_09
4 years 9 months ago

I’m gonna make love to my tube sock tonight, to the thought of Kaz being out of Anaheim. Get er done Colorado!!!

kdub53
4 years 9 months ago

haha funny stuff
well give em kaz and take ubaldo :)

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

to those who ay the rockies couldn’t acquire anyone, u are very wrong. WE have one of the deepest systems in the league, although Upton would be tough because of the rockies unwillingness to give up frierich, chacin, or matzek

4 years 9 months ago

we could have had cargo and upton in the same outfield… that being said, Tyler Matzek will be the base of any deal with Upton to a division rival.

STEVEBARTMAN_MVP
4 years 9 months ago

How bad is the Rockies farm system?

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

ITs pretty good. Top 5 in the Bigs

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

no..definitely not top 5. top 10? maybe. top 15 yes, for sure. my guess is 11-13 range.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

slightly better than middle of the pack IMO. they have some legit talent like Matzek, Brothers, Rosario, etc.

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

Not to mention Parker, Chacin and Friedrich. WE have some mid level pitching prospects like Rogers who would be the type of players the rox want to trade.

Ferrariman
4 years 9 months ago

i don’t really consider Chacin a prospect.

4 years 9 months ago

He isn’t any more, he’s a bona fide MLB level talent and stud in the making.

Mdey
4 years 9 months ago

Who aren’t the Rockies inquiring on?

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

Am I the only one that finds Scott Kazmir in Coors Field scary?

jt24
4 years 9 months ago

pretty sure nl hittters not on the rockies don’t feel that way

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

My point exactly

hodag435
4 years 9 months ago

anyone who is a fly ball pitcher should have Coors Field in their nightmares.

qudjy1
4 years 9 months ago

Cargo, Matzek, Reynolds, Chacin? Lol… this is silly… it would never happen… That would mess up COL as well – they are looking for another pitcher… Not 3 more…

qudjy1
4 years 9 months ago

Not meaning that ALL of them would be traded for upton – just listing who AZ might have interest in…

Matzek and Cargo for Upton?

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

NO!!!!!!!!!!! CArgo>Upton. That would be messed up. Plus MAtzek will be an ace. Keep dreaming

txftw
4 years 9 months ago

Exactly right. I think the Rockies would say no to Cargo for Upton straight up.

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

Upton has not lived up to expectations. At this point I don’t think Cargo is acquirable based on the current guys available

qudjy1
4 years 9 months ago

Unfortunately, i have to agree – We will see if Cargo keeps it up, but right now, he is the better player than Upton..

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

I am glad that D-BAcks fans will not use Cargo as the base for all packages. We wan’t a power hitting RF but not at the price of Cargo

4 years 9 months ago

sounds decent enough to get started for me.

Tko11
4 years 9 months ago

No way…I wouldnt even do Cargo for Upton straight up

bjsguess
4 years 9 months ago

First bit of Angel news this off-season that is positive!

Reagins – please hook up with the Denver crew and make this happen. Eat $6m – even $7m if you have to (and keep your prospects). Anything more than that and we ride out Kazmir and hope he rights the ship.

hodag435
4 years 9 months ago

Rockie fans: what would you be willing to give up for Gavin Floyd?

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

What are your needs? Stewart is who you inquired about……

hodag435
4 years 9 months ago

3rd base, possibly catcher, outfield, and bullpen

jlbroxfan3
4 years 9 months ago

Stewart and Nelson would be our 3rd baseman to talk about. Smith, MAtt Miller and Fowler would be the OF. LOTS of bullpen and catcher like Ianetta and Morales

4 years 9 months ago

We have Morell

Joey Doughnuts
4 years 9 months ago

We also have Morel.