Seth Smith Interest: Mariners, Athletics, Braves, Mets, Rays

The Colorado Rockies have been trying to ship out Seth Smith since before they acquired Michael Cuddyer, but now his market is starting to take shape. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports, more than a few teams are interested, including the Mariners, Athletics, Braves, Mets, and the Rays. Rob Neyer suggests his value would be best in a platoon, and Mets fans say "why?"

  • Trade market for Rockies’ Smith taking shape - Jon Paul Morosi
    "Smith could earn close to $3 million in salary arbitration, after posting a .284/.347/.483 line and 15 home runs in 147 games with the Rockies this year. The Rockies likely would ask for major-league-ready pitching or a second baseman in return for Smith."
  • Rockies' Seth Smith 'Expendable', Might Be Traded - Baseball Nation
    "Granted, you can't take a Rocky's road numbers as perfect predictors. And that massive difference in his platoon splits almost certainly exaggerates his true talents. But Smith looks to me like a platoon player. He does bat left-handed, so even as a platoon player he'll still get plenty of playing time, and is worth something. He just shouldn't play every day if you can help it."
  • Seth Smith? Why? He's So Average. - Amazin' Avenue
    "First, there's the question of where he would play. It's an obvious one, but why trade for a player at a position that is pretty much filled? Is there some thing we're missing about our corner outfielders?"
  • Seth Smith Rumors: Possible Trade Destinations - MLB Daily Dish
    With the Rockies bringing Michael Cuddyer on board (on a three-year deal), outfielder Seth Smith has become expendable. The Rockies, in search of young pitching, had been shopping Smith before the Cuddyer signing, but the move only makes a Smith trade all the more likely. Smith, 29, isn't set to become a free agent until 2015. In roughly 500 career games, he's posted a .275/.348/.485 (110 OPS+), while rating as a mediocre defender.
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