Rockies Rumors: Street, Ellis, Wright, Cuddyer

The Rockies conclude their season this afternoon in San Francisco, with Drew Pomeranz opposing Eric Surkamp.  The latest on the team from Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post:

  • Rafael Betancourt would be fine with closing next year for the Rockies, and the team likes what he's done recently in the role.  Renck reiterates that opposing executives expect the Rockies to shop Huston Street this winter.  Street has $8MM left on his contract for next year, assuming his club declines a 2013 option.  The free agent market offers closers such as Heath Bell, Jonathan Papelbon, and Ryan Madson, but those three will require multiyear deals.
  • The Rockies would like to retain second baseman Mark Ellis on a one-year deal in the $3MM range, writes Renck.  However, Omar Infante's new two-year, $8MM contract could decrease Colorado's chances of pulling off such a deal.
  • David Wright will be a Rockies target this winter if the Mets show an inclination to move him.  Wright is owed $15MM in 2012, and can void a '13 club option if dealt.  Wright, 28, has a .253/.344/.426 line heading into today's action.  He missed two months this year due to a back injury.
  • Michael Cuddyer is a potential outfield target for Colorado, writes Renck, and signing him might mean trading Seth Smith.

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4 Comments on "Rockies Rumors: Street, Ellis, Wright, Cuddyer"

4 years 5 days ago

would love to see seth smith come to the os and play left next year

4 years 5 days ago

I’d love to have Cuddy and Wright in the lineup next year. But the Rox really need pitching. 

4 years 5 days ago

I’ll go with a 2% chance Wright gets moved.

4 years 5 days ago

Huston Street needs to get dumped, an $85 million payroll team can’t afford to pay a set up man 8 mil a yr.

Even if David Wright becomes available for his talent your not only going to have give up a haul but also eat the majority of that $15 mil he is owed which heavily cuts down the chances of the Rox getting a very solid to premium veteran starter which is what the Rockies really need. Going with a Cuddyer type player makes much more sense for the Rox.

It’s a pipe dream to even think Wright becomes available especially if Reyes decides to walk, let alone be in a Rox uni come march. This ain’t a video game so cut the crap with D. Wright.