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Interest in players this time of year is like the weather — the significance lies in the degrees. The Rockies plan on tendering Ian Stewart a contract, but haven’t ruled out trading him. The Cubs have interest, but the seriousness is unclear. One National League executive said late Monday night that Stewart represented a good fit for Chicago. The Rockies, until now, have resisted the urge to move the third baseman. They turned down Arizona at last July’s trading deadline.
The reason? His potential. He’s a left-handed slugger with a 25-home run season on his resume. The talent exists, leaving the Rockies afraid he would succeed elsewhere if moved. But this winter, the Rockies are leaning toward cutting ties with the 26-year-old.
The Cubs are among the several teams looking for third baseman, including the Angels, Tigers. The Pirates also had some interest last season. Because Stewart will make roughly $2 million in arbitration, which is not fully guaranteed, the Rockies don’t have ...
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The Rockies made a habit of making late season dashes to the playoffs. It is one of those habits that causes fans to expect. When the Rockies went quietly into that good night, the fans were left wondering what happened. Simply put, the Rockies did not have the talent to stay in the game. So, they finished in fourth place.
Moreover, there doesn’t appear to be much...
The Pirates have shown preliminary interest in free agent righty Aaron Cook, writes Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. About a half-dozen teams have checked in so far, hears Brink, and the Pirates' interest is in the early stages. Cook is represented by Pro Star Management, Inc.
Cook, 32, posted a 6.03 ERA, 4.5 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 0.84 HR/9, and 55.1% groundball rate...
According to a source close to Paul Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Pirates have shown “preliminary interest” in right handed pitcher Aaron Cook. He adds that at least half-dozen teams have checked on Cook.
Brink says that after declining Paul Maholm's option, the team will try to add some rotation depth. The Rockies declined Cook's $11 million option...
We learned earlier today that the Rockies are considering free agent catcher Ramon Hernandez. Here’s more on the team’s free agent options, via Troy Renck of the Denver Post:
The Rockies have also inquired on free agent backstop Dioner Navarro as a potential backup (Twitter link). Navarro, 27, posted a .193/.276/.324 line in 202 plate appearances for the Dodgers in 2011...
The Angels have been aggressively looking for a catcher according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com (Twitter links), and Troy Renck of The Denver Post reports that they've spoken to the Rockies about Chris Iannetta. Colorado asked about the availability of pitcher Tyler Chatwood.
Just yesterday we heard that the Rockies are interested in free agent backstop Ramon Hernandez...
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The Rockies' desire for a nip-and-tuck makeover tilting toward a roster shakeup is reflected in their aggressiveness in trade discussions with other teams.