Sunday Rockpile: Rockies in on a Gonzalez brother (Edgar.) Our own Gonzalez (Carlos) may be closer to a deal

According to Mexican news outlet OEM enlinea, who caught up with Adrian Gonzalez's brother, Edgar, to talk about the pending A-Gon trade, the Rockies have shown some interest in the former MLB infielder/outfielder who spent last season in Japan. I'm guessing this would be as depth with a chance to make the big league club, probably as an NRI on a minor league contract with an out if he's not on the 25 man roster at the end of Spring Training. 

Another Spanish link indicates that the Rockies are serious enough in their extension talks with Carlos Gonzalez to hold him out of play in the Venezuelan Winter League until things are finalized. Gonzalez had already started training with Zulia and seemed poised to play until discussions heated up this past week. The report indicates that the Rockies and Gonzalez are working on a six year deal, but I'm not sure how accurate that part might be given that we've heard elsewhere that it's likely only to cover his arbitration eligible seasons.

Troy Tulowitzki, the new face of Denver sports. This is probably pretty accurate at the moment, as the article implies, it's too soon for Tebow, too late for Melo, and who the heck is Stastny anyway...

Oakland is waiting for Adrian Beltre to sign the five year contract that they've already put on the table, at which point Kevin Kouzmanoff would become expendable and the Rockies are mentioned as the interested party for a trade. However, Beltre seems to be waiting for the Red Sox to make him a competitive offer, which apparently they won't do until they've cleared up their outfield situation. Meanwhile, the Rockies have already moved forward on one infielder in Jose Lopez, and have been known to be targeting others. Oakland's window for trading Kouzmanoff to the Rockies is narrowing.

As was mentioned in the Rockpile comments yesterday, Tracy Ringolsby tweets that the Rockies are interested in former Florida and Pittsburgh backstop Ronnie Paulino.

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