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08:14 AM ET 06.23 | Unexpected downturns, including by Ian Stewart and Dexter Fowler, haven't helped the Rockies, but pitching may be a greater need. Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd is in the early stages of determining if the Rockies will seek help via trade, but he acknowledged that losing Jorge De La Rosa last month to a season-ending elbow injury has created a void. "We'll have a better idea where we're at and what we're going to do to position ourselves toward July 31, so a lot will tell over the next four weeks," O'Dowd said Wednesday. ... Although several call-ups have actually helped lift the Rockies out of their May slump and back to 2 1/2 games behind the National League West-leading D-backs going into Wednesday night's game against the Indians, pitching looks to be an area of need.

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June 23, 2011  08:38 AM ET

That division is still pretty wide open, so shouldn't be sellers yet.

June 23, 2011  09:11 AM ET

Whatever the Rockies do, it will be a "5 pennies for a nickel trade". Ownership is tight-fisted--they won't pay to bring in someone who could really help because they've been burned when they do open their wallet (see hampton, Nagle, and perhaps Ubaldo Jiminez). Whenever the team wins, it's merely a happy accident. That this discussion is even taking place confirms that they are conceding that their much-ballyhooed youth moved is flaming out.

June 23, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That division is still pretty wide open, so shouldn't be sellers yet.

True. No one is running away with it... Any one of the teams, except maybe the Padres, could make a run at the division...

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June 23, 2011  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Whatever the Rockies do, it will be a "5 pennies for a nickel trade". Ownership is tight-fisted--they won't pay to bring in someone who could really help because they've been burned when they do open their wallet (see hampton, Nagle, and perhaps Ubaldo Jiminez). Whenever the team wins, it's merely a happy accident. That this discussion is even taking place confirms that they are conceding that their much-ballyhooed youth moved is flaming out.

Hampton and Neagle are legit. But Ubaldo hasn't had his big contract yet and he was drafted by the Rocks.

June 23, 2011  11:10 AM ET

bcos4life--u r right. I keep thinking that they paid up for Tulo, Cargo, and Ubaldo last winter. My mistake on him. But I stand by the rest of it.

June 23, 2011  12:59 PM ET

the rockies are very unstable team wins five games then lose three, that's not the way teams built conssistently winning!!

June 23, 2011  01:01 PM ET

the article contradicts the headlines...not the first time SI has done this

June 23, 2011  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That division is still pretty wide open, so shouldn't be sellers yet.

psh that divisions wide open until september...

June 23, 2011  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

psh that divisions wide open until september...

When Tulo & Ubaldo find their groove. Colorado always heats up during the second half. I dont see the need to trade if De La Rossa will be back next year.

With Posey going down, this division is up for grabs, probably will be decided in the last week.

June 23, 2011  04:45 PM ET

The NL west (as well as the AL west) plays some pretty embarrassing baseball.

If the Giants or the Snakes played in the NL East they would each be about 17 games behind and would not be battling out first place in a Forrest Gump type manner like they are now.

June 23, 2011  05:10 PM ET

THE ROCKIES CAN'T BE SELLERS because they have too many players on hugh contracts plain and simple!!!!!!!

June 23, 2011  05:25 PM ET

Ummmm, the headline says the Rockies may be sellers and then the article states they are looking for pitching.

and to solucky - as I recall the defending World Series champs are in the NL West.

June 23, 2011  05:54 PM ET
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... and to solucky - as I recall the defending World Series champs are in the NL West.

The Giants squeaked into the playoffs on the last day of the season and relied on miracle after miracle to get through the WS. Edgar Renteria, of all people, was their MVP after not even playing in the earlier playoff games.

That doesn't matter now because that was last year and this year they are batting .235 and don't have the good pitching that they are totally reliant on.

Still, they were in first until a couple of days ago. I hope the Rockies can become more consistent because they are a much better team than the Giants are.

June 23, 2011  06:22 PM ET
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bcos4life--u r right. I keep thinking that they paid up for Tulo, Cargo, and Ubaldo last winter. My mistake on him. But I stand by the rest of it.

Except for the part about them making the playoffs being luck. The Rockies have been in the playoffs two of the last four years and were in it last year until they fell apart in the last two weeks. So your entire first comment was pretty much stupid

June 23, 2011  07:59 PM ET
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The Giants squeaked into the playoffs on the last day of the season and relied on miracle after miracle to get through the WS. Edgar Renteria, of all people, was their MVP after not even playing in the earlier playoff games.That doesn't matter now because that was last year and this year they are batting .235 and don't have the good pitching that they are totally reliant on.Still, they were in first until a couple of days ago. I hope the Rockies can become more consistent because they are a much better team than the Giants are.

For somebody who's team has won 2 games all month (six of those losses from NL/AL West teams) and just had their manager resign, you are quite critical of other team's performances. Must be the whole misery loves company bit.

June 23, 2011  08:31 PM ET

Piltdown--the Rockies have been in existence for roughly 20 years and have made the playoffs 3 times. I repeat--winning seasons are happy accidents, the law of averages, whatever you prefer. Ownership is focused on profitability, not winning.

June 23, 2011  10:15 PM ET
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The NL west (as well as the AL west) plays some pretty embarrassing baseball. If the Giants or the Snakes played in the NL East they would each be about 17 games behind and would not be battling out first place in a Forrest Gump type manner like they are now.

Uh tell me if I'm mistaken but you root for such a bad team that your manager quit!!!!

 
June 23, 2011  10:17 PM ET
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The Giants squeaked into the playoffs on the last day of the season and relied on miracle after miracle to get through the WS. Edgar Renteria, of all people, was their MVP after not even playing in the earlier playoff games.That doesn't matter now because that was last year and this year they are batting .235 and don't have the good pitching that they are totally reliant on.Still, they were in first until a couple of days ago. I hope the Rockies can become more consistent because they are a much better team than the Giants are.

Ha Ha. He wasn't fired!!! He Quit!!! LOL

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