From Renck at the Denver Post... I don't know, but this just seems a little ridiculous to me. Is there anyone who will really give up a player for Atkins given that he will cost at minimum $5.6 million next year should he be traded for. I can understand interest in Atkins from other teams, but not at that price. For that reason Atkins is a waste of a 40 man roster spot that could be used to protect another prospect from the Rule 5 draft. More on this decision when I post my free agency preview sometime soon.