deerayfan072 wrote: jackie hayes wrote:
Zhangman1 wrote:anyone think there's a chance Fuentes doesn't get traded?
No. The GM's already talking to reporters about who the next guy is gonna be. That's as good a sign as you're gonna get.
Though if he goes to Tampa, there's still a chance he'll close.
I am not so sure it is a 100%. If they lost him to FA they would get 2 first round picks as compensation. From what I have heard they are looking for a similar package from a team that wants him. The Rays may be out of the trade market for him because they want both Hellickson and Davis
You're right, I wouldn't say it's 100%. The Rockies could hold out for too much and end up letting him walk (assuming he declines arbitration). But the Rockies want to move him and other teams want to get him, and his own GM is already talking about his successor, so a move here is just about as likely as it gets in baseball. Nothing's ever truly certain.
I wouldn't count the Rays out, I think the Rockies are just starting high. The rumors about their demands of Philly were pretty 'out there', as well. They'll probably settle for less than they're asking now.