As was expected when the Rockies signed yet another left-handed outfielder, the Rockies appear to be trying to move one of their existing outfielders in a trade. They are discussing just that with the Baltimore Orioles, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi:
Source: #Orioles, #Rockies engaged in "ongoing trade talks" on Colorado outfielders. Rockies have surplus following Parra deal. @FOXSports— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 12, 2016
The Orioles have been looking to add to their outfield depth and also add a left-handed presence to their lineup. Trading for one of the Rockies outfielders would accomplish both of those things. In fact, securing Carlos González for the next two years, or Corey Dickerson for the next four, might be seen as an alternative to signing Chris Davis to a lucrative long-term contract.
As far as possible returns, the Orioles do have a young pitcher that the Rockies have been known to covet in Kevin Gausman, a Colorado native. However, since the Orioles seem hesitant to part with him, there are two very talented young arms in the Orioles system, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey, though both do have injury concerns that may keep the Rockies from asking for them. Not only that, but Bundy is out of options, so he would have to be on the active roster.
As always, stay tuned to Purple Row for more updates and analysis as this unfolds.