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Rockies Not Looking At Trades Yet, Dick Monfort Says

Even though the Colorado Rockies are down a pitcher with Jorge De La Rosa out for the season, the team will not look to make a trade just yet, owner Dick Monfort told the Denver Post's Troy Renck. Monfort hasn't quite come to grips on the situation yet, but know that in a few weeks the full impact of De La Rosa's absence will be felt.

Besides, as Renck points out, if the Rockies were desperate to make a trade right now that just plays into the hands of all the other teams. They'd be able to dictate the terms of any deal. And the three names Renck throws out, Kevin Slowey, Carl Pavano and Paul Maholm all have their issues. Slowey is headed to the 15-day DL with a strained abdominal muscle, which makes a trade a few weeks away. Pavano has been quite hittable (72 hits in 61.1 innings, 10.6 H/9). Maholm is probably the best of the bunch (3.61 ERA, 50.5% ground ball rate), but ignore the 1-7 record.

So, as Monfort says, it's best to stick with what the Rockies have right now and see what Aaron Cook, Clayton Mortensen and Juan Nicasio can do for the time being.