Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported today that the Colorado Rockies will be searching for a new third baseman in 2012, and will be casting a wide net. Renck mentions Pedro Alvarez in his list of the intriguing, and mentions that the team inquired on him in trade talks for Ian Stewart at the trade deadline, but received no interest.
Alvarez is coming off a horrible year in 2011. He had a .191/.272/.289 line in 235 at-bats in the majors, and was optioned to AAA twice. He struggled the second time around in AAA, dropping his line there to a .256/.365/.432 line in 125 at-bats. The poor performance has Pirates fans jumping off the Pedro Alvarez bandwagon. The general feeling is one of doom and gloom, with no hope that the 24 year old third baseman, who has 582 major league at-bats, will see any improvements.
The idea of trading Alvarez might be appealing coming off his 2011 season. Fans might want to be anxious to ge...
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