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Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd says Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer will not be traded

Jun 27, 2012, 9:16 PM EDT

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The Rockies are currently 17 games under the .500 mark and hovering just above the very bottom of the National League West, but don’t expect them to be sellers at this year’s July 31 trade deadline.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd insisted Wednesday that outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer will not be on the move this summer despite considerable interest from opposing teams.

“The Carlos Gonzalez thing is a joke. We’re not trading Carlos Gonzalez,” said O’Dowd. “I’ve had a ton of calls on Cuddyer. But I’m not trading him, either.”

CarGo is already one of the best players in baseball at age 26 and is under contract control through the 2017 season. And Cuddyer signed an affordable three-year, $31.5 million free agent deal just this past winter.

The Rox are hoping to compete within the next couple of years, and they want CarGo and Cuddyer to help.

  1. xpensivewinos - Jun 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Makes way more sense to trade Cuddyer for a good young player or two who will be in their prime when they’re supposedly ready to compete again. Cuddyer’s value is only going to go down as time passes…..

  2. natsattack - Jun 27, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I don’t think this means anything, what else was he supposed to say?

  3. randygnyc - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Yankees will take cargo. We will send you Gardner or swisher (pay the salary), plus throw in MLB ready catcher cervelli. Dowd may change his mind yet.

    • ezthinking - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      An injured player, a fringe free agent-to-be and a shitty player? It’s guys like you that are give Yankees’ fans a bad name.

    • darthicarus - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

      Might as well throw in Andy Pettitte & a picture of Babe Ruth to that amazing offer.

    • yahmule - Jun 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      Why does anybody bother responding to this guy?

  4. mjay424 - Jun 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Of course the Rockies aren’t going to trade Carlos Gonzalez. They will listen to offers though, hoping for something absurd no matter how unlikely that is to happen.

    Trading Gonzalez would be admitting the whole building needs to be demolished and rebuilt. CarGo and Troy Tulowitzki are foundational pieces.

    Michael Cuddyer has played about as well as the Rockies could have expected. You keep him too as Dan O’Dowd is publicly stating unless, again, you get an overwhelming offer to deal him.

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