The Colorado Rockies have all but been eliminated from postseason play. After finishing in fourth place in 2011, they have now sunk to fifth in the NL West with a 31-51 record.
As such, the Rockies may have a few valuable trade chips they can offer to franchises looking for a trade deadline upgrade. Among their hot commodities is 2B Marco Scutaro, who joined the team in a trade during the 2012 offseason. But according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports, interested parties beware -- the asking price is not small:
Marco Scutaro is available, source says, but price remains high -- for now. #Rockies— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 6, 2012
Scutaro is currently hitting .283/.334/.382 for the Rockies, and he has the ability to play either shortstop or second base.