Originally Posted by texasdave
The Rockies want pitcher Mike Leake from the Reds in a Dexter Fowler trade, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. The team is looking at Leake and "at least two more prospects,: according to Renck.
If the Rockies want "at least two more prospects," they better be some C-level prospects. I could see the Reds throwing in Lotzkar and possibly a rookie or A-ball pitcher.
Denard Span is under contract through 2014, with a club option for 2015. Dexter Fowler is arb eligible for three more years, so the return should be pretty comparable between the two. The Nationals gave up their #1 pitching prospect who was in A-ball last year. Considering the Rockies would be getting a middle of the rotation starter in Leake, they can't expect too much more.