Apr 6, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies hat in the dugout against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park on Opening Day. The Rockies defeated the Astros 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Tigers, Phillies interested in trades with Rockies

Jun 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies hat and glove in the dugout during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers beat the Rockies 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies have a predicament – they have too many quality outfielders, outfielders that really don’t have much need to head back to the farm.

Sure, the Rockies can send them there, but what good are they doing playing in Colorado Springs? It’s certainly not helping the Rockies this season and that’s something the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers are aware of.

Two teams nursing injuries and looking for outfield help, both Detroit and Philadelphia have expressed trade interest in some of those outfielders.

Baseball has its version of March Madness. It’s that time when general managers start scrambling to fill needs because of unexpected injuries, underwhelming performance or insufficient depth.

The Rockies have four outfielders competing for their center-field job, so there has been buzz about teams calling Colorado, such as Philadelphia and Detroit.

Names like Charlie Blackmon, Drew Stubbs, Corey Dickerson and Brandon Barnes could be on the block – though it should be worth noting, it’s other teams calling the Rockies about these players – not the other way around.

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