Rockies Open To Trading Position Players For Pitching

The Rockies will entertain trade possibilities for multiple position players, including Dexter Fowler and Michael Cuddyer, opposing executives and scouts tell Troy E. Renck of The Denver Post.  The club doesn't plan to trade shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but clubs are expected to see if the Rockies will change their tune as the winter progresses.

Colorado is able to make Fowler and Cuddyer available thanks in large part to Tyler Colvin's ability to play all three outfield positions.  If Todd Helton returns from hip labrum surgery that also will bolster the situation at first base where Cuddyer would be in the mix. 

Renck notes that Atlanta and Philadelphia could be fits for Fowler as they seek a center fielder and the Braves had interest in him when they were shopping infielder Martin Prado.  The 26-year-old is also an Atlanta native and plans on living there this offseason.

31 Responses to Rockies Open To Trading Position Players For Pitching Leave a Reply

  1. johnsilver 3 years ago

    The idea of the Rockies thinking Cuddyer has trade value, owed 21m over the next 2 seasons, 33YO and an average OF is all the more reasons to lock up Cody Ross ASAP.

  2. Mark 3 years ago

    You think the Rays would have any interest in acquiring Dexter Fowler? A switch hitting outfielder with plus speed — could possibly play LF if Jennings moves to CF. I know last offseason the Rockies were looking to acquire some Rays pitching.

    • HenryLear 3 years ago

      I think they’d trade Cobb or Archer for him. But they would leave Jennings in LF, and just slide Fowler into CF.

    • Dru Alan Schott 3 years ago

      Would Matt Moore work?

  3. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

    What? Fowler is an Atlanta native and the Braves didn’t draft him? That’s almost unheard of-Atlanta drafts EVERYONE in their own back yard. Well,of course, he should rightfully be traded to the Braves to correct that error.

    Now I’m sort of just kidding, but there is some truth to it-Atlanta just doesn’t let local talent get drafted by another team if they can help it.

    • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

      14th rounder

      • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years ago

        Ah, that explains it. They thought they’d be able to get him in the 15th round and the Rockies pulled a sneak attack.

  4. thekidfromyesterday 3 years ago

    Tommy Hanson + Jair Jurjjens

  5. metsfan08 3 years ago

    jon niese and parnell for carlos gonzalez?

  6. OaklandFan22 3 years ago

    Rutledge to the A’s for pitching.

  7. GasLampGuru 3 years ago

    The Padres should make the call to the Rockies, and the goal should be trading young pitching for Fowler. The Padres could play Fowler in RF, or move Maybin the RF. Fowler would give the Padres the best lead off hitter they’ve had in many years, and yet another young position player to build around. Maybe start with Robbie Erlin? The Padres have a number of young arms and only so many spots for them. A line-up of Fowler, Forsythe, Headley, Quentin, Grandal, Alonso, Maybin, Cabrera would be a nice start to 2013.

    • bleedrockiepurple 3 years ago

      The Pads young pitching is intriguing but I doubt anything would get done within the division with Dex. That being said, O’Dowd has done more baffling things before…these days you can’t count anything out with him.

  8. Dodgersarelife 3 years ago

    Ricky Romero to the Rockies? For Folwer?

  9. Jon Lester and a B prospect for Tulo with the Red Sox eating all of his salary. Who hangs up first?

  10. coreybishop 3 years ago

    I’ll take Dexter Fowler…but not for Martin Prado.

    • bleedrockiepurple 3 years ago

      Let’s don’t even get started on that topic again.

    • progmatinee 3 years ago

      If the Rockies traded for Martin Prado I shudder to think what I might do. Another infielder is the last thing the Rockies need.

  11. Im a Padre fan, and Id give up the farm to get my hands on Car-Go. Id take him over Tulowitki, any day…

  12. soxfan123123 3 years ago

    James Shields for Troy Tulowitzki and Cargo

  13. Jumsy 3 years ago

    Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez for Tulo…Who hangs up first?

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