Carlos Gonzalez asked for a trade

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Jon Heyman is reporting that Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez expressed interest in a trade in a meeting recently with the Rockies front office.

Now would be the time. The Rockies aren’t competing, and CarGo is hitting well, with a line of .319/.368/.556 with 18 home runs and 51 RBI through 81 games.

Heyman says the Giants could be a candidate, though intra-divisional trades of stars aren’t particularly common. The Nationals and Indians could certainly use an outfield bat, but Gonzalez is owed a prorated $17 million for this year and $20 million next year. Cleveland is not typically in the business of taking on giant contracts. Washington could. The White Sox could maybe use him if they think they’re truly contending.

It was suspected that the Rockies would at least listen to offers for Gonzalez. Seems now that he’s telling them, yeah, listen to offers, please.