Earlier today, Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart was demoted to Triple-A for the second time this season. This time around, Stewart is concerned that he might not make it back with the club, writes Jim Armstrong of The Denver Post.
The subject of Stewart being dealt was discussed during a meeting with GM Dan O'Dowd and manager Jim Tracy, but Stewart walked away from the meeting hoping he could still produce for the Rockies in 2011.
"I don't get the sense they're just ready to let me go at the snap of a finger. I get the sense they still believe in me and they feel like I can help this organization out this year," said the 26-year-old.
Troy Renck of The Denver Post (via Twitter) believes that the Rockies will gauge interest in Stewart but doesn't believe that they'll trade him while his value is so low. Stewart will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this offseason.