Carlos Gonzalez is like nobody that's ever played for the Rockies before. He's brash, talented and has more tools than The Home Depot. Sometimes his motor purrs rather than roars, but his ability overshadows the random misfiring spark plug.

So, of course, the Rockies want to move him. And he's looking to exit stage left, right? That's the story line creeping into conversations in the East, where the suggestion has already been made by reporters and some scouts that the Rockies would be better off trading the outfielder in a blockbuster deal for pitching.

Would that be smart?

In a word, no.