MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies "Will Trade One Of Their All-Star Players"

As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the Colorado Rockies are announcing All-Star catcher Elias Díaz as available for trade. 

With the team languishing at the bottom of the NL West standings, this move is a clear signal of their intent to rebuild and optimize their roster for the future. 

Díaz, at 33 and in the final year of his contract, has been outstanding this season, sporting a .303/.352/.439 triple-slash line, along with five home runs, 28 RBIs, and 20 runs scored across 55 games played, making him an attractive target for contending teams in need of a veteran catcher with solid offensive and defensive skills.

While the Rockies are set to part ways with Díaz, they have made a contrasting decision regarding infielder Ryan McMahon, who they view as a cornerstone of their future plans. 

At 29 years old and under contract until 2028, McMahon's retention underscores the Rockies' strategy to maintain a core of talented players while they look to refresh other parts of the team. 

The Rockies hope to leverage Díaz's high market value to secure young, promising prospects that can help accelerate their rebuild. Díaz's exemplary performance this season, and a strong record of handling pitching staffs, positions Colorado to negotiate from a point of strength.

Over his 10-year career, the 33-year-old holds a .254/.307/.394 triple-slash line, with 61 home runs, 286 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 235 runs scored across 683 games played.

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