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Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Jorge De La Rosa a good match for the Mets

Rockies news and notes for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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With the Rockies stumbling into the All-Star break eight games below .500 and seven games out of the Wild Card, the Rockies are looking like possible sellers during the next month leading up to the trade deadline.

How much they should sell is really dependent on when one thinks the Rockies window for contention opens up. If the window is opening next year, keeping players like Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez is understandable. If the window isn’t opening until later, then both players probably should be on the trading block.

With contention this year a fading hope, the Rockies should probably be looking to trade anyone who is a free agent after this season. That list includes: Jorge De La Rosa, Nick Hundley, Boone Logan, Mark Reynolds, Daniel Descalso and Ryan Raburn. While some of those players won’t bring back much of a return, their pending free-agent status makes them easy targets, since the Rockies will probably not re-sign most of them.

Hundley is a particularly easy target. With Tony Wolters already on the active roster and Tom Murphy in Triple-A and on the 40-man roster, the Rockies will probably have zero interest in bringing him back next year. If they can get any asset from a contending team in return for him this summer, it will be a win.

Potential Trade Target: Jorge De La Rosa | Baseball Prospectus - Mets

The Mets’ formidable rotation is starting to show some cracks due to injuries and they may be needing to find some rotation help if they want to continue to contend this year. De La Rosa may be exactly what they need as he will be relatively cheap in the final year of his contract, and they don’t need a long-term solution.

Future star David Dahl has overcome freak injury to succeed - Today’s Knuckleball

Bernie Pleskoff did a great write-up on David Dahl and his return from the freak spleen injury that almost derailed a very promising career. If the Rockies decide to move CarGo or Blackmon this summer, we may be seeing Dahl as the replacement. Otherwise expect to see him in September.

Giancarlo Stanton proves the Home Run Derby is absolutely necessary - SB Nation

Grant Brisbee has a great article on Stanton’s absolute demolition of the competition in last night’s Home Run Derby. Stanton crushed 61 home runs and also had the longest home runs of the night, including a 497-foot dinger and another one that left the park

CarGo was knocked out in the fist round last night by last year’s Home Run Derby winner rodd Frazier. Sadly, CarGo was at a disadvantage from the beginning as Petco is a considerably more home run friendly for right-handed batters.