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Rockies offered $63 million for Jose Abreu

Oct 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Cuban slugger Jose Abreu signed with the White Sox for six years and $68 million, and according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post the Rockies came up just short by bidding $63 million for the 26-year-old first baseman:

Rockies’ ownership gave clearance to spend the money on Abreu. It’s unlikely that the Rockies would reach $60 million on another free agent this winter. Abreu was unique because of his age — he’s 26 — and power.

Abreu would have stepped in as the long-term replacement for Todd Helton in Colorado. It’s a shame in the sense that I’m always curious to see what stud hitters can do when given a chance to play half their games at Coors Field, although Chicago’s home ballpark is a great place for power-hitting too.

  1. tferr85 - Oct 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Man if a 26 year old Abreu can get 60+ Million that easily for power hitting in the Cuban. I cn only imagine what Bryce Harper/Mike Trout/GianCarlo Stanton will get when/if they hit the free agent market at the same or younger age.

    • dondada10 - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      All three could end up getting 30 mil an year.

  2. knowlegeforyou - Oct 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Will get 30+ MM and could get 15 yrs to go with it

  3. earpaniac - Oct 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Still can’t believe Jerry spent that. Not that I think it was bad, just surprised.

    • esracerx46 - Oct 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Why are you surprised? Is it the state of the White Sox and their need for a rebuild/ overhaul? Or is it Reinsdorf’s perceived frugality? I’ve never understood the latter argument. To me the Sox have always spent like they’re a big market team. But despite being in Chicago, they’re not

  4. bbk1000 - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    and the Mets were strong contenders with their bid coming in at 5 years and $3.2 million……

    no, not really…

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