Colorado Rockies Trade Rumors 2011: Colorado Rockies Want More Than Blake DeWitt For Ian Stewart

The Colorado Rockies have been open to trading third baseman Ian Stewart, and recent talk has centered around the Chicago Cubs and utility infielder Blake DeWitt for a possible swap, but now talks are cooling down. The Rockies are looking for a better player in return from the Cubs, such as young outfielder Tyler Colvin or a minor league pitching prospect, for the 26-year old Stewart:

While the Rockies have explored trading third baseman Ian Stewart, a source said today that the Rockies still think highly enough of Stewart that they would not consider a deal for the Cubs' Blake Dewitt.

via Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.

Stewart is a .236/.323/.428 career hitter, but struggled with various injuries in 2011, hitting just .156/.243/.221 in 48 games for the 2011 season. As for Tyler Colvin, he was once considered a good prospect in the system, but the 26-year old failed to progress in the 2011 season, hitting just .256/.270/.478 in 50 games in 2011.    

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