The Colorado Rockies traded their franchise player in Troy Tulowitzki last night and now it looks like they’ll ship their other star Carlos Gonzalez, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
It’s really not that surprising to hear the news as the team still owes the outfielder $37 million in 2016 and 2017. The team is paying Cargo $16 million this season. The two-time All-Star has struggled with a knee injury in 2014 and only played in 70 games. This season he’s got back on track hitting a slash of .278/.332/.520 with 20 homers and 51 RBIs.
The 29-year-old shouldn’t garner as much as Tulowitzki did, but the team should still receive a top prospect for the lefty.
The Orioles, Mets, Angels and Royals could be teams that are interested in Cargo. The Yankees could also be a team that might be interested, as they could swap Carlos Beltran and a prospect for an upgrade in the right field. Beltran’s contract also expires in 2016 and would be $2 million cheaper than Cargo’s contract.