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Rockies will not confirm reports of extension for Carlos Gonzalez

Jan 1, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT

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According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional is reporting that Carlos Gonzalez is about to a sign a multi-year contract extension with the Rockies worth somewhere around “$78 or 80 million.”

Meanwhile, the Rockies aren’t saying much. Harding reached a club official who would only say that there has been an offer on the table for some time.

Of course, there’s reason to be skeptical here.

Just a little over one week ago, Harding writes that a radio commentator in Venezuela reported that Gonzalez had reached a seven-year, $80 million contract with the Rockies, but multiple reporters from Venezuela dismissed the report as untrue.

Oh, and perhaps I should also mention that Gonzalez is represented by Scott Boras. Boras doesn’t usually allow clubs to buy out his clients’ free agent years, so while not impossible, a long-term contract extension would at least be out of character. By the way, the 25-year-old Gonzalez is under team control through 2014 and won’t even be arbitration-eligible until after the 2011 season.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    The Rockies won’t confirm that ceratopsian fossils have been found above the irridium layer either. Is that news too?

  2. jimmycondom - Jan 1, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    Dear Baseball God…please let this be true…before he becomes a free agent and signs with the Phillankees…

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