The Rockies are interested in the Cubs' Ryan Theriot, this according to the Denver Post, and are willing to part with pitcher Aaron Cook before Saturday's trade deadline -- assuming Colorado is a buyer and not a seller, of course.
The Rockies currently sit in fourth place in the N.L. West, eight games back from the Padres, and are 5.5 games back in the Wild Card. They are just 10-12 in July, 2-8 in their past 10 games and are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. Depending how their series goes with the Pirates -- the Rox dropped the opener Tuesday night -- will likely determine how Colorado acts before July 31, and whether they're adding players, or unloading them.
"Dan and his guys are meeting and they're going to talk about some different options,'' said [owner Dick] Monfort. "We'll just have to see. It's a matter of how much (payroll) and what you've got and what you've got to give up. It just depends on if it's the right situation.
"I wouldn't say we're going to be real active, but we're sure going to listen and try. We've got some injuries and issues. They're talking about it and we'll listen to see what's out there.''