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Rockies, Reds Discussing Huston Street For Edinson Volquez Swap

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CINCINNATI - JULY 22:  Edinson Volquez #36 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the game against the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park on July 22 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI - JULY 22: Edinson Volquez #36 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the game against the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park on July 22 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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It's amazing the rumors that come out this early in the day. For example, according to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds have discussed a deal involving Rockies reliever Huston Street for Reds starter Edinson Volquez. While it would fill holes for both teams - Rockies are looking for starters that can eat innings, Reds are looking for back-end relief help - the Reds would be taking on too much incoming salary.

"Problem is, the contracts don't match. Volquez made $1.625 million in arbitration last season and is in line for only a slight bump this winter. As such, the Rockies would have to sweeten the deal or eat some of Street's contract to accelerate talks."

Huston Street is owed $7.5 million in 2012, but also holds a $9 million mutual option with a $500K buyout. The Reds aren't looking to take on all that salary without salary relief or a prospect in the lower levels of the minors, Renck says.

Rockies fans: what would you do to sweeten the deal? Reds fans: do you even want Huston Street at this price?