The Dodgers are likely to claim Fuentes, along with the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays, the two teams that pushed hardest to acquire him last month. If Fuentes is claimed, the Rockies can work out a trade or pull him back. They have made it known they want a premium young starting pitcher, which they consider more valuable than the two compensatory picks they would receive when Fuentes departs as a free agent.
I love the bold part. The Rockies want a top pitching prospect instead of two picks in a crapshoot? Is there a team that would say "Oh, no thank you sir, I'll take my two lotto tickets instead of my paycheck."?