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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