Carlos Gonzalez reportedly told Rockies executives he is open to trade
Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has spent nearly his entire MLB career with the organization, but he may be ready to look for greener pastures.
According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Gonzalez recently met with Rockies executives and told them that he would be interested in a trade.
Gonzalez reportedly wants to win and Colorado is not in position to do that, but the Rockies view him as not only a quality player on the field, but a leader in the clubhouse as well. That said, Heyman reported that the team will likely make him available and see what happens.
The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .319 with 18 home runs in 2016, a year removed from a career-best 40 home run season. He has been injury prone in the past, but he has been healthy in 2016 and played 153 games in 2015. An elite hitter and a three-time Gold Glove winner, he would he a quality addition to virtually any lineup, and any team trading for him would have him through 2017 as well.
It seems that Gonzalez will not have the same issues former teammate Troy Tulowitzki did, clearly having felt blindsided by his move to Toronto. Gonzalez seems like he’d welcome a move.