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Two untouchables on Rockies roster

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08:15 AM ET 07.31 | When a team is in the midst of its worst-ever season, as the Rockies are, a closer such as Rafael Betancourt sets up as a luxury accessory. [Betancourt] was acquired in 2009, along with Joe Beimel, to fortify the bullpen. Betancourt became the Rockies' top setup man and has been a team pillar on the mound ever since. ... With the Rockies telling other executives that outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler are not available, Betancourt remains the Rockies' most valuable piece to move in a deal. But, according to multiple sources Monday night, the Rockies were prepared to keep the right-hander if the offers didn't improve. The Rangers have interest. The Blue Jays, Athletics, Braves and Angels have a need and like the right-hander.

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July 31, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Eliot Ness approves of this title.

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July 31, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Okay the Rockies have a bullpen guy available.....next.....

July 31, 2012  09:36 AM ET

When your this bad, everybody is touchable.

July 31, 2012  09:51 AM ET

They need better ballplayers!

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July 31, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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The Rockies need to listen to offers for everyone except Tulo and maybe CarGo. The best deal would be to fire their GM.

Jim Tracy should be "touched" too.

July 31, 2012  11:56 AM ET
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The Rockies need to listen to offers for everyone except Tulo and maybe CarGo. The best deal would be to fire their GM.

Agree--if anyone has to take a fall for this season it should be the GM. But maybe he will learn from his mistakes--it happens sometimes.

July 31, 2012  02:59 PM ET

Rockies are not going anywhere until they get rid of Dan O'Dowd, He could not GM a little league team. Rockies could use 5 Starters

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July 31, 2012  07:05 PM ET

Aren't they The Denver Bears?

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