REPORT: Washington Nationals showing interest in Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon

With the trade deadline looming, everyone has their eyes set on All-Star Carlos Gonzalez and his future with the Colorado Rockies, but according to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, it could be his fellow outfielder, Charlie Blackmon, first on the trade block.

Blackmon, 29, is in the midst of his best offensive season in the majors, hitting .305 with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs.

And when it comes to leadoff hitters, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many better than Blackmon, as he’s inside the top five for hits, home runs, RBIs, runs and average amongst all leadoff hitters.

As Ken Rosenthal of details, though, that may be reason enough for the Rockies to simply keep their talented outfielder.

The Rockies likely wouldn’t be able to snatch the same type of haul they would in a CarGo trade, but if they’re going to get rid of Blackmon, they better be getting a lot in return.

We’ll see if they pull the trigger.