TRADE BAIT

Bleacher report suggests four players the Rox should trade for starting pitching: Wheeler, Story, Cuddyer, Brothers. I know a lot of us have complained about keeping players beyond their spoilage date, but what do you think about these four? In my book, Cuddyer is definitely untouchable.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1207909-colorado-rockies-4-trade-chips-the-rockies-should-cash-in-this-year/page/5

Due to cost and availability, top tier pitching seems to be out of the picture, who would you trade for?

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Brother’s value as a reliever and potential future closure is higher to the Rockies than it would be as a trade candidate, so I don’t see how the Rockies could possibly win with a trade there…unless he was included in a MAJOR MAJOR trade. But you don’t just throw him in to execute a marginal trade. The idea of trading Trevor Story AND Tim Wheeler for a SP that will be a free agent at the end of the year?… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Have a gutsy idea: Now that it looks like Jordan Pacheco is here to stay at 3B, shall we trade Nolan Arenado as part of a package for top tier pitcher provided that the incoming pitcher has at least two years remaining on his contract. That way we are guaranteed to get value out of Arenado instead of watching him go Ian Stewart on us and lose all the value. Trevor Story and Josh Rutledge are no nos in my… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I think thats a reasonable consideration. Long term, I have to think Tulo will be the 3B, Rutledge or Story take the SS, and Pacheco, with continued success at the plate, moves to 1st.

It really depends on what happens between now and mid season 2013. If we are contenders in 2013 I say do it for a 1.5 year “rental”.

However, if 2013 looks like a building year too, then I am on the fence.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Tulo will play shortstop throughout his contract that has about eight years remaining on it. I know many of you will point to the Ramirez/Reyes drama in Miami, but it will not happen with Tulo.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

Why? Because he’s stubborn and arrogant? Aren’t they all? His injury problems will force him more than Hanley or ARod did.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Didn’t say I agreed with it, just said that was the reality!

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Doc

I saw that too,and he isn’t playing tonight even with day off tomorrow!

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

I would trade Fowler NOW!!

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Egossage, is that you mascarading as Pooter?

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Why because he is the best outfielder in baseball right now?

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Thats probably a good idea, to be honest. His value might be as high as it could be. Do you ride this and hope it ends up being consistent or do sell while he is hot?

I he reverts back it just continues the “is he or isn’t he” game we’ve been playing for 2-3 years.

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

That’s nuts!!!!!!!!

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

Fowler isn’t going anywhere. Not now. He is a JT favorite and since he has responded in a very positive way since the “sunday go to meeting” I just don’t see it happening.

Cuddyer? Trade Cuddyer? Ok …

Hamels or Grienke? Grienke would cost too much and what makes anyone think he would come here? Hamels? I thought there was some talk about Hamels during the past off season?

Figmon
Figmon
8 years ago

Are y’all trying to make next year worse than this one? Cuddyer & Dex both are 2 of the few bright spots in a (so far) DISMAL season, and you want to trade them? Prog: I agree, Brothers doesn’t have much trade value right now after what he’s shown so far this year. Prog: I think Dex has been more “is he” than “isn’t”, and his upside is too high to get rid of him just yet. Hell, even Tulo… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Figmon

Are we? No. This is just discussion on a story over on the bleacher report that Doc posted about.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

I feel bad for that Bleacher Report guy. He got obliterated. I tried to post some counterpoints without being a jerk.

egossage
egossage
8 years ago

Trade Fowler now before he becomes one those players that we hold on for too long and then can’t get anything for him. Let Cargo play CF

RoxGuy
RoxGuy
8 years ago

Realistically, the Rox should be looking at 2B for the future as well as any capable starters. They were in discussions during the offseason for Martin Prado of the Braves…The Braves wanted Fowler and Wheeler so they declined. I would revisit that trade and maybe offer up Pacheco and Wheeler. Also, why not open discussions with the Rays for Wade Davis as they are loaded with arms and he is now sitting in the bullpen. The Rays need some hitting… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  RoxGuy

I believe we showed interest in Davis this past winter but nothing popped.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Why not move Pacheco to 2B?

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Because our BIB GM has determined he isn’t agile enough for the position.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

I do not believe that Mr. O’ Dowd determined that. He was probably influenced by others to make it happen. Use your favorite search engine and I’m sure you can find the story by Jack Etkin that covers his move from 2nd to catcher pretty well.

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

I agree! I would also like to see EYJ recieve a shot to play at second during Tulo’s injury but I guess that is out of the question.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

You know I am with you Pooter on EY2, but it is just not going to happen with the current management regime. The same management group that has the Rockies best starting pitcher using up his 2012 limited innings in AAA – Pomeranz?

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