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The Rockies want to re-sign Michael Cuddyer

Jul 10, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies intend to re-sign Michael Cuddyer.

Trading him may be tricky, as he’s still trying to come back from a fracture in his back and has only played in 31 games this season.  Still, he was hitting just fine in those 31 games and was last year’s batting champ. In a market with scant hitting available, you’d have to think that at least someone would offer a minor leaguer or something for him.

But the Rockies don’t only plan on not trading him, they plan on trying to re-sign the impending free agent. An article over the weekend featured team owner Dick Monfort praising Cuddyer’s presence in the clubhouse. So, there you have it.

  1. cincinata - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Why not? Can’t hurt this team right now. I doubt that it will help either.

  2. twonis - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    No! Don’t re-sign him.

    Let the Twins sign him.

    As a Twins fan, who works a block from Target Field, if the Twins are going to continue to suck, at least suck with players that we love. Come back home, Cuddy!! Bring Justin with you…and see if you can get Torii to come back as well.

    • Bryz - Jul 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      To paraphrase a line from the book Moneyball…

      You win with nobodies and they become stars. You lose with stars and they become nobodies.

  3. alpo3744 - Jul 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    As a twins fan I don’t want him back. Ever since he made the comment that the average fan doesn’t know how hard it is to play 162 games a year. Shut up cuddyer you are getting paid millions to play a kids game. don’t wine about how hard it is

    • karlkolchak - Jul 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Maybe he should have some cheese with that wine.

    • zzalapski - Jul 10, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      If you consider the jet lag from road trips, being physically away from your friends and family, the media scrutinizing your performance, trying to block out tens of thousands of people screaming while you’re executing complex mechanical actions, and the physical rigor itself, all combined on a regular basis for half the year, I’d say Cuddyer’s right. It’s one thing to read about it, it’s another to actually live through it.

      No one should feel sorry for major leaguers, but make no mistake, it’s hard work.

    • Bryz - Jul 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Are you sure Cuddyer made that comment? I don’t recall ever hearing him say that.

  4. bronco58lb - Jul 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    It’s a little surprising considering the young OF depth they have with CarGo, Blackmon, Dickerson and Kyle Parker.

    • tmc602014 - Jul 10, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      Not really surprising – Cuddyer has a great rep as accessible to fans (like Torii Hunter) and a great teammate. Given what we’ve heard recently about Tulo being a malingerer and a bad clubhouse influence, maybe Monfort is right (for the first time in his life).

  5. NatsLady - Jul 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Sort of relevant. My favorite remark on the Rockies trading/signing their stars:

    Harold Reynolds suggested the Rockies deal the presumptive NL MVP for salary relief because presumably the money could be better spent on losing.

    Or, in this case, on Michael Cuddyer.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/hitlist/

  6. alpo3744 - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    He made that comment his last year with the twins trying to defend Mauer for not playing more. They talked about it for about an hour on KFAN.

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