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The Rockies are talking extension with Carlos Gonzalez

Dec 1, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT

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Following up on this morning’s item about how the Rockies may now look to give extensions to other players, Augusto Cárdenas of Venezuela’s Diario Panorama reports that Scott Boras — Gonzalez’s agent — and the Rockies are currently negotiating a long term extension.

The Rockies are certainly wanting to get ahead of the game, no?  Gonzalez has one full and two partial seasons under his belt and is not yet even eligible for arbitration. Still, this would be a good time to get him locked up through his arbitration years. Which is an approach Scott Boras has never been a big fan of — he prefers his clients to wait it out and hit the market — but if he’s negotiating such a deal now, Gonzalez is clearly wanting such a deal.  Or it simply could be an arbitration-only deal that still allows him to hit the market. In which case I’d have to ask why the Rockies are interested, but let’s leave that until we know more.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    I’m guessing the Rockies are plan ol’ sick of watching teams in their market or smaller let their best players go when they become too expensive, i.e. Carl Crawford, CC Sabathia and the like.

    It’s incredibly risky to have TT signed through 2020, as it was risky to sign Helton and Hampton during those contract origins, but if the Rockies feel they can and should do this to keep their talent, I hail their vigor and desire to keep their best. I really do.

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