The Rockies are expected to trade some players this summer after failing to meet expectations through the first three months of the 2012 season, Troy Renck of the Denver Post writes. Here's Renck's breakdown of the Rockies' trade candidates:
- Jason Giambi could help a contender as a left-handed bat off of the bench, Renck writes. Though Giambi doesn’t want to leave Denver, he understands a trade could take place. "You can't worry about it. If it happens, it happens. It's like playing in your free agency year. Just go play. But I love it here," he told Renck.
- Marco Scutaro could be in demand this summer, when the Tigers are expected to be among the teams seeking middle infield depth. Scutaro says he’d prefer to stay in Colorado, though it’s not his choice. "Sometimes you hear all the rumors and nothing happens. Then it's quiet, like with me last winter, and I got traded."
- Jeremy Guthrie could be moved, even if it’s just for salary relief. The Blue Jays had interest in Guthrie, but talks cooled. Like Giambi and Scutaro, Guthrie will hit free agency this offseason.
would love to see him back in new york for the playoffs and try to get him his first ring.
I would like to see Giambi in Pittsburgh. He doesn’t have to play 1B much but when Jones and Presley are each in the lineup, they have no LH bats off the bench. He’s proven to be a very good bench bat, and can get on base or get a big hit in a pinch. He would also fit in well with the clubhouse.
Take em all. There are very few untouchable Rockies at this point.
Rather call up Jeff clement than trade for giambi
I’m surprised at Guthrie’s performance this year. I was hoping the Red Sox would pursue him as a free agent. Not so sure now.