Saunders goes on to say that: "For the Rockies, still alive in the hunt for their first National League West title, that could mean reinforcements for the starting rotation and the bullpen. The club is aggressively scouting pitchers across the majors, including Brewers starting right-hander Yovani Gallardo and Cubs starting right-hander Matt Garza.The Rockies also are taking a look at Cubs closer Kevin Gregg".While it is certain that the Rockies will be active at the deadline, it remains to be seen if they will pursue the top starting pitchers on the market or settle for lesser rotation options. MLBDailyDish’s Chris Cotillo reported this morning that the Rockies are not on Gallardo’s ten-team no-trade list, so a deal for him is a possibility if the Brewers are blown away with an offer, which probably eliminates the Rockies from Gallardo talks. Troy Renck, the Rockies’ beat writer for the Denver Post, writes that Rockies are in on Kevin Gregg and really like what he has done this season. Also Renck, reiterates what Saunders said above that the Rockies are looking for a starter as well before the deadline passes.
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi update us on the Ricky Nolasco talks and inform us that the Rockies have dropped out of the race due to an unwillingness to pick up the salary of Nolasco. They also go on to say that the Marlins want their eventual trading partner to part ways with a good prospect and absorb all of Nolasco's contract.