Report: Rockies more likely sellers after losses
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports the Colorado Rockies are no longer trying to acquire Jorge Cantu from the Florida Marlins and likely will be sellers at the trade deadline after dropping two games to the Pittsburgh Pirates and falling to 51-50.
Rosenthal reports, and are the Rockies most likely to be on the move before Saturday’s deadline. and could also be traded, but are unlikely to bring much in return. , who will be a free agent at the end of the season, is not likely to be moved according to Rosenthal. The Rockies could try to resign De La Rosa or settle for draft-pick compensation if the lefty, who projects as a Type B free agent, leaves.
The Rockies conceivably could be sellers this week but not do any significant damage to the roster this season should they turn things around. If traded, Cook would be replaced by, arguably an upgrade at this point. Beimel would likely be replaced by , who has a 2.17 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings this season at Colorado Springs. Hawpe already has been displaced in the outfield by and, if traded, would simply give way at first base to and Melvin Mora or the possible return of .