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Saturday Rockpile: Notes on Stewart, Wigginton, Helton, and Greg Reynolds

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Stewart Has Discussed Trade With Rockies: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
As AMart mentioned near the end of his post yesterday, there are indeed rumblings that Ian Stewart could be a trade candidate. In fact, Stewart actually met with Dan O'Dowd and Jim Tracy about that very thing in a meeting. However, according to Jim Armstrong, the Rockies assured him that they're not going to trade him (likely because his value is so low at this point). I'm not sure I agree that we've seen the last of Stewart as a Rockie, but that certainly is dependent on his performance in Colorado Springs. This is definitely a situation worth monitoring, as it would be interesting to see what the Rockies could get in return for the struggling 26-year-old third baseman.

Tracy hoping Wigginton provides ‘hot hand’ | All Things Rockies — Colorado Rockies news — Denver Post
I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but maybe Troy Tulowitzki isn't the "as he goes, the team goes" guy on the Rockies. Maybe it's Ty Wigginton.

Of course, I'm not serious about that statement, but hey - the Rockies went 3-9 between the Cubs series (when Wiggy was injured) and yesterday's win over the Padres (in which which Ty returned). For what it's worth, Wigginton went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored last night. Not exactly lighting it up, but it's certainly no Ian Stewart-level production, either. I wonder what his intangibles per 9 innings looks like.

Twitter / @Troy Renck, Rockies
This is the only thing I could find at this point regarding Todd Helton's injury in last night's game. After scoring on Ryan Spilborghs' infield single, Helton came up limping a bit and ended up exiting the game with an apparent calf injury. Renck says it's just muscle tightness, but we'll have to wait and see if anything else comes of it. I could see Helton getting a day or two off just by default.

Moss: Reynolds back on Rockies' radar - The Denver Post
After doing a fairly solid job in a couple of starts for the Rockies, Greg Reynolds is continuing to garner the attention of the big league club while pitching in Colorado Springs. Reynolds is throwing fairly late into games (especially considering the crazy hitting environments in which he's doing so), and appears to be completely healthy for the first time in a few years.