The Giants are looking to add power to their batting order, and could do it by trading young pitching, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Multiple reports have said the Mets are willing to do the same thing, though that will be somewhat effected by what Matt Harvey decides to do with this elbow.
This past weekend, John Harper of the Daily News said the Rockies will entertain trading Carlos Gonzalez, and possibly Troy Tulowitzki. However, Colorado would prefer to acquire position player prospects and not pitching prospects.
According to Harper, the Rockies have little interest in Sandy Alderson’s current position player prospects, meaning a third team might need to get involved in trade talks.
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The Rays are the team to keep an eye on, with regards to putting together a three-way deal with the Mets, a person close to the franchise recently told me.
The way I’ve heard it, though, while the Rockies would prefer position players, they’re intrigued by a number of Alderson’s pitchers, including Noah Syndergaard, Rafeal Montero and Jon Niese. So, I do think there is a basis for talks, especially if that third team gets involved. It’s also worth noting that I hear more and more talk about Daniel Murphy being on the trading block, because there are more teams interested in him today than a year ago.
Still, my gut feeling is that, ideally – if everything fell in to place — Alderson would love to trade for a power hitter and sign a meaningful free agent, lead-off hitter (I’m thinking Shin-Soo Choo). Then, he’d look to fill in with random pitchers and hitters on short contracts and minor-league deals.