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Report: Rockies nearing a multi-year deal with Boone Logan

Dec 12, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post is reporting that the Rockies are close to signing left-handed reliever Boone Logan on a deal believed to be three years in length and around $15 million. The deal will not be finalized until Logan passes a physical.

Logan, 29, is an eight-year veteran having spent time with the White Sox, Braves, and Yankees. Since joining the Yankees prior to the 2010 season, he has posted a 3.38 ERA with 202 strikeouts and 58 unintentional walks in 176 innings. The Rockies were also rumored to be in pursuit of fellow lefty J.P. Howell.

As Renck notes, Logan’s deal is in line with those given recently to other relievers, namely Joe Smith (three years, $15.75 million) and Javier Lopez (three years, $13 million).

  1. cackalackyank - Dec 12, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    I’m not really sure why NYY is letting him walk. I think he did a good job and it doesn’t seem like a huge dollar amount. If he signs this deal I wish him well.

  2. NYTolstoy - Dec 12, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Agreed. Sad to see him walk it doesn’t seem like such a stretch and he did well for the Yanks all these years. Hope he continues to do well, though he is moving to Colorado he did have success in a homer park like New York so his numbers shouldn’t balloon too much. Gonna miss you Booney!

  3. jolink653 - Dec 12, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    The only useful piece they got in the second Javy Vazquez trade. I liked Logan and he was usually pretty reliable. I guess they feel pretty confident in the younger guys coming up from the system to let a guy like Logan go. It’s a shame to see him go if he does sign with the Rockies, but I hope he’ll succeed wherever he goes if he leaves the Yankees

  4. mj2sexay - Dec 13, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Am I really reading what I’m reading? Did you guys not watch Yankee games last year? Logan was terrible.

    • southofheaven81 - Dec 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      His ERA is a bit deceiving, as he would come on with runners on base & allow a lot of them to cross the plate, which would then be credited to the starter.

  5. dlhouse18 - Dec 13, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Quite a bit of money for a player who’s only a step up from a LOOGy. Probably why the Yankees don’t care enough to sign him.

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