DENVER, CO - JULY 18: Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie #15 of the Colorado Rockies reacts on the mound before being puled from the game after just two and two-thirds innings of work against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field on July 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Guthrie gave up six runs on six hits as the Pirates defeated the Rockies 9-6 to win the three game series. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Troy E. Renck and Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post have updates on several potentially available Colorado Rockies’ players, including right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, infielder Marco Scutaro, closer Rafael Betancourt, and catchers Ramon Hernandez and Wil Nieves:
Renck notes that Guthrie, who the Rockies acquired this off-season from the Baltimore Orioles, continues to damage his trade value with poor outing after poor outing. The 33-year-old has posted an ugly ERA and WHIP of 6.35 and 1.688 over his 90 2/3 innings of work.
While Guthrie continues to struggle, there are several Rockies’ players that have garnered interest leading up to the deadline. The Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates have all expressed interest in Marco Scutaro, while the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves have checked in on Betancourt.
Both of Colorado’s backstops have received interest from contenders. The New York Mets and Washington Nationals have called the Rockies about Hernandez, while the Nats have also expressed interest in Nieves.
Which players should the Rockies trade this summer?