Dexter Fowler trade rumors: Reds P Mike Leake could be starting point

Doug Pensinger

According to Troy Renke, Mike Leake would be a starting point in any trade that the Reds would be tossing out for Dexter Fowler.

Dexter Fowler is still the big name for the Colorado Rockies in trade talks, but there has been no movement yet from the team. Colorado is reportedly asking for a sky high price for Fowler, who had a breakout year in 2012 but is still lacking in some areas and suffering from bad home/road splits, as most Rockies hitters do.

Alongside the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds have been one of the rumored trade partners for Fowler. According to Troy Renke in his Baseball Journal column on Friday, any potential trade being talked about with the Reds would start with pitcher Mike Leake and a few other, smaller pieces.

Leake, a 24-year old righty, has spent three years with the Reds and went 8-9 with a 4.58 ERA last season in 30 starts. He would add another arm to the still-ineffective Rockies rotation, and it's likely that any smaller pieces included would also be pitchers to add to the group of young arms the team is putting together as they look to improve from last season's disastrous pitching campaign.

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