Signs point to center fielder Dexter Fowler remaining with the Colorado Rockies, as the team is seeking a "sky high" return, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN:
Signs point to Dexter Fowler staying in Colorado. #Rockies seeking a lot in return. Price is "sky high,'' said one exec.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 30, 2012
It was reported earlier this offseason that the Rockies may be willing to trade Fowler in order to bolster other areas of a team that finished 2012 with a 64-98 record.
However, while the Rockies may be willing to trade Fowler, their asking price for the center fielder is extremely high, according to Crasnick.
Last season Fowler posted a career-year for the Rockies, hitting .300/.389/.474 with 18 doubles, 11 triples, 13 home runs and 12 stolen bases in 17 attempts. Over five seasons at the major league level the 26-year-old has hit .271/.364/.427.
There’s no question Fowler was impressive for Colorado last season, and his career line is solid for a center fielder. However, there is concern around the league that his stats are padded due to the fact that he calls the hitter’s haven Coors Field home. To this point he’s hit .254/.335/.366 away and .297/.398/.512 at home over his career.