MLB trade rumors: Rockies ‘would listen to offers’ for Charlie Blackmon

first_imgThe Rockies could explore moving one of their stars this month.Colorado “would listen to offers” for Charlie Blackmon, according to a report from MLB.com, which cites unidentified league sources. The team, however, is unlikely to deal away the outfielder before the July 31 deadline, the report says. The 33-year-old is slashing .319/.365/.602 with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs in 82 games for Colorado this season. The four-time All-Star has spent his entire nine-year career with the team.Ahh yes, the time-honored “Tweet About Doing Damage and then Charlie Blackmon Does Damage 10 Seconds after Said Tweet” move. Our favorite move. pic.twitter.com/hYBeuIQOxl— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 20, 2019Colorado remains in playoff contention but has lost six of its last seven and is just 3-12 this month. General manager Jeff Bridich told reporters last week the team was still evaluating its options. Related News MLB free agency news: Veteran Rockies slugger Mark Reynolds designated for assignment Aaron Boone unhappy after Luke Voit hit in chin with high fastball: ‘Sometimes intent doesn’t matter’center_img “There’s really no facet of our game, at this level, that is high quality right now. So, there is really no group within the group that stands out. It all needs addressing. It’s all sub-par.”The Rockies designated veteran slugger Mark Reynolds for assignment last weekend. “The way that we’ve looked at the deadline in the past, especially in the recent past, is that if we are truly competing, if we’re showing signs as a team of being a legitimate competitor for being a postseason team, we’re going to do what we can to add to that and strengthen the team,” Bridich said at the time, via MLB.com. “Right now, it feels different. That’s disappointing.”Despite the recent struggles, the Rockies are just five games out of the second National League wild-card spot. But, they do not seem like a serious threat to win a championship this season.“This group right now is struggling and playing, objectively, just really bad baseball,” Bridich said. “We’re finding ways to lose, collectively as a group, instead of finding ways to win. That does make any sort of trade deadline decisions more complicated.last_img


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