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Rockies Notes: Seth Smith, Paul Malholm, Trade Market

Colorado Rockies' beat writer Troy Renck of the Denver Post is one of the best beat writers in the business. Yesterday, did an impromptu chat with followers, and dropped a ton of insight on the Rockies latest. Let's take a look at what Renck had to say:

  • Trade talks between the Rockies and Braves involving Martin Prado isn't dead, because of the Braves' interest in Seth Smith. But, there hasn't been much movement lately.
  • Meanwhile, the Rockies are still interested in Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, but not willing to pay the hefty price. Following the Mat Latos trade, the Braves can command a strong return for Jurrjens, who is under team control through 2013.
  • Former Rockie Matt Daley has signed a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees that includes an invite to spring training. Daley, 29, is coming off shoulder surgery that shut him down in 2011 with the Rockies. The 29-year-old Queens native will now look to make it back to the bigs.
  • The club was interested in former-Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Paul Maholm, who had his team option declined earlier in the offseason.
  • Renck believes bringing back RHP Kevin Millwood would be a good signing for the Rockies, because he will stabilize the rotation until help comes.
  • There's a bunch more from Renck's chat, including prospects and roster battles he touches on. Reading through the chat, I got the feeling Seth Smith will be moved for pitching and Millwood could find himself in Colorado again.