Colorado Rockies: 5 Players to Keep an Eye On Before MLB Trade Deadline

5 Rockies Rumors To Keep An Eye On

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The Colorado Rockies have been shrouded in rumors ever since the team started to cool off. Remaining at the bottom of the NL West might make the Rockies sellers at the trade deadline.

5. Michael Cuddyer Open To Extension

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5. Michael Cuddyer Open To Extension

Michael Cuddyer
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Although the organization has not said anything, Michael Cuddyer would be open to an extension. Cuddyer is injured right now and expected to be a free agent at the end of the season. He was batting a nice .317/.366/.500 with five homers and 16 RBIs before the shoulder injury.

4. Team Not Inclined To Trade Carlos Gonzalez

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4. Team Not Inclined To Trade Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez
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Carlos Gonzalez would be easier to move than Troy Tulowitzki, but the team is not inclined for move Gonzalez at this time. Gonzalez is accustomed to trades. He has already been traded twice in his career.

3. Jorge De La Rosa Not Expected To Be Dealt

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3. Jorge De La Rosa Not Expected To Be Dealt

Jorge De La Rosa
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Jorge De La Rosa is likely to become a free agent at the end of the season, but owner Dick Monfort is not expected to trade him. De La Rosa could be an extension candidate with teammate Michael Cuddyer.

2. Troy Tulowitzki To Stay Put

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2. Troy Tulowitzki To Stay Put

Troy Tulowitzki
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Troy Tulowitzki is seemingly unsatisfied with the Rockies' organization and would like to be on a contending team. However, with his huge contract, it will be very difficult to find a suitable partner to trade Tulowitzki. For right now, Tulo is the Rockies' shortstop for the immediate future.

1. Rockies Were In On Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija
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1. Rockies Were In On Jeff Samardzija

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The Rockies were in on former Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzjia, but the Cubs wanted prized pitching prospect Eddie Butler in return. Colorado thought that was too steep, so the team stepped out of the conversation.

Ryan Gaydos is a columnist for RantSports.com. He comments on the latest Colorado Rockies rumors. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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