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Source: Rox, CarGo nearing one-year deal |

Another shocker.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 09, 2018 at 09:13 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: carlos gonzalez, rockies

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   1. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: March 09, 2018 at 11:35 AM (#5636003)
Boo, I think Tauchman is legit and I've been rooting for him as a darkhorse candidate to steal a starting job.
   2. Zonk, Genius of the Stables Posted: March 09, 2018 at 12:31 PM (#5636038)
Welp, I guess Juan Gonzalez remains the king of "Oops. Shoulda signed at the previously offered deal." -- but at least Jody Reed is now long gone from the travails of players that shoulda signed while the signing was good.

I think the Rox had previously offered 4/80, no?
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 09, 2018 at 01:38 PM (#5636104)
I'd rather have Gonzalez on the roster than Parra or Desmond, but there's no going back from those mistakes at this point.

The problem with CarGo from a roster-building standpoint is that everyone who's likely to start in the Rox outfield is a lefty hitter - Blackmon, Parra, Dahl and Tapia. CarGo doesn't provide an alternative to any of those guys (neither does Tauchman, for that matter).
   4. akrasian Posted: March 09, 2018 at 03:38 PM (#5636194)

I think the Rox had previously offered 4/80, no?

The article says he was offered 3/$45 last spring. Still a big oops.
   5. Walt Davis Posted: March 09, 2018 at 04:06 PM (#5636215)
Rule #1 of free agency: don't have a below-replacement contract year. Still, while I wouldn't bet on it, there's a reasonable chance he'll be better than Jay Bruce.
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 09, 2018 at 05:01 PM (#5636246)
CarGo never said there was something wrong with him last spring, but after being horrible for the first half of the season, he was his old self in the second half, going .314/.390/.531. I doubt if he is ever going to be an MVP candidate again, but I think he's going to be fine.
   7. puck Posted: March 09, 2018 at 08:03 PM (#5636304)
Bob Nightengale reporting 1 yr, $8 million:


Carlos Gonzalez gets $8 million from#Rockies
10:22 AM - 9 Mar 2018
   8. Walt Davis Posted: March 09, 2018 at 09:19 PM (#5636325)
#6: So he did ... which tells us how horrible that first half was. It also took a 390 BABIP to post that 2nd half line but still it's encouraging.
   9. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: March 10, 2018 at 08:34 AM (#5636396)
They shoulda clutched CarGo when they had the chance.

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