Seth Smith Among Rockies Drawing Trade Interest

Seth Smith has drawn trade interest from multiple teams recently, according to Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd. As Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes, Colorado's search for pitching might result in the club dealing the outfielder.

"Seth is very, very well-liked within the game," O'Dowd said. "I'm not sure we're going to do anything, but we've had a lot of calls on Seth."

The Braves and Mariners had previously been linked to Smith, and Harding adds the Twins to the list of clubs who have expressed interest in the 29-year-old. Since the Rockies have "long had interest" in Kevin Slowey, who the Twins may be shopping, Harding suggests the two teams are a potential match.

The Rockies are also fielding offers for Ian Stewart, with the Cubs and Angels the most active suitors, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Huston Street is a trade candidate as well, and Morosi tweets that the Orioles are still talking to the Rockies about acquiring him, while Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears that talks have cooled (Twitter link).

"We've got a lot of things in play," said O'Dowd. "We've stuck a lot of nets in the water. You really don't have any idea if anything's going to come through for you.


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20 Comments on "Seth Smith Among Rockies Drawing Trade Interest"


3 years 7 months ago

I’d support a Smith/Slowey swap. Good for both sides!

3 years 7 months ago

Except the Rockies…

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3 years 7 months ago

Except the Twins…I know Slowey has been disappointing but the Twins have ZERO SP depth. Conversely, the Twins need RH outfield bats especially if Cuddy goes elsewhere.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Please , no trade with the Braves . Smith would be great if we faced nothing but RH pitchers all year . I would rather just keep Prado in left over him .

Thomas Wilson
3 years 7 months ago

really I hadn’t heard anyone offer this opinion thanks :) 

thekoshow
3 years 7 months ago

Dear Braves fans: we understand you don’t want Smith. Enough.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 7 months ago

What part of “we don’t want Prado” do you not understand?!

$3768902
3 years 7 months ago

If you could teach Gardy how to platoon, Id be all for it.

thekoshow
3 years 7 months ago

I just flat out want Street off the team. His 9th innings give me motion sickness.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 7 months ago

Why oh why will Angels even have interest on Stewart? Looking at the geeky stats and the stats i prefer (b/a, OBP, etc..) I don’t see how that’s an upgrade from Alberto away from the guys power but everything else..

cookmeister
3 years 7 months ago

Can’t hurt for depth.  Plus he showed good power and is a SoCal native as well

baybombers
3 years 7 months ago

O come all ye faithful!

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 7 months ago

Someone take him so that the Braves aren’t offered ridiculous Prado for Smith deals anymore.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Yes please !!!!!

Gmail User
3 years 7 months ago

Smith is a solid MLB hitter, anyone who fails to see that doesn’t know baseball and obviously hasn’t watched him hit. He is CONSISTENT. Which is of extreme value… he won’t slump and kill you for a month and then break out and go 10 for 10 against the worst team in the division the way CarGo will. Seth Smith is under-rated and should NOT be traded.

3 years 7 months ago

He’s logged 200 at-bats against lefties in the past THREE YEARS and done pretty poorly against them.  His stats also take a significant dip (a HUGE drop in SLG%) when you take him out of Coors.  I don’t like or dislike the guy, but he doesn’t seem to be more than a platoon player to me.  And a platoon player that’s greatly benefited from playing in Coors at that.

Home compared to Away past three seasons.
.302/.367/.568 to .248/.326/.410

Stats against righties compared to stats against lefties past three seasons.
.287/.360/.518 to .213/.279/.337

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 7 months ago

So you value Smith more than Cargo? Alright, got it.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Smith is consistent……..against RH pitchers .

Quizicat
3 years 7 months ago

Why would the O’s want Street? They are not in the position to need a closer that costs that much.

bleedrockiepurple
3 years 7 months ago

I think it really depends on how much of Street’s 8MM the Rox would have to eat. If very little amount then I’d say a decent pitching prospect and some sort of infield UTL. If Jays want Rox to eat majority of Street’s salary then I’d say an MLB ready, middle to back of the rotation starter who can eat innings.