Sources told ESPN's Buster Olney that relief pitcher Bryan Shaw's three-year deal with the Rockies is worth around $9 million per season. Shaw led the majors with 79 appearances last season with the Indians.
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Catcher Chris Iannetta, who spent part of six seasons with the Rockies before being traded after the 2011 season, has agreed to a two-year contract to return to Colorado. The deal is reportedly worth $8.5 million.
- Sources: Shaw to Rockies for 3 years, $27M
- Rockies agree to two-year deal with Iannetta
- Cubs reach 3-year deal with righty Chatwood
- Holland, Moustakas are MLB's comeback kings
Right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers the deal is worth $38 million.
Greg Holland, who had 41 saves for the Rockies, was the NL Comeback Player of the Year. The Royals' Mike Moustakas won the AL honor after belting 38 home runs.
The Rockies actually need another thumper. As it happens, Carlos Gonzalez is a free agent and coming off an awful season, so Martinez would be a big upgrade.
The Blue Jays, Rockies and Rangers have joined the Twins and Brewers as teams showing interest in free-agent righty Jake Arrieta.
The Rockies, who are considered playoff hopefuls, have a real shot at building on last season's improvement with the right additions this winter.
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired minor league pitcher Konner Wade from the Colorado Rockies for international signing bonus slot money.
Brandon Kintzler finished the season as a setup man for the Nationals, but he is drawing plenty of interest as a closer in the free-agent marketplace.
None of the nine free agents to receive $17.4 million qualifying offers from their clubs accepted the offer by Thursday's deadline, the players' union announced.
Arenado, Blackmon win Silver Slugger awards
Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado and OF Charlie Blackmon were announced as National League Silver Slugger Award winners on Thursday. The award honors the best offensive player at each position in each league. It's Arenado's third straight Silver Slugger win and Blackmon's second in a row.
Charlie Blackmon is coming off a monster season, and if he can do it again, he'll be attractive even factoring in Coors Field concerns. Meanwhile, DJ LeMahieu looks like a good bet to leave Colorado.
Although Colorado made the playoffs and developed Jon Gray into, arguably, the best homegrown pitcher in franchise history, the Rockies went under .500 in the second half of the season.
The best and the brightest
The nine Gold Glove winners of the National League were announced Tuesday. The Rockies and the Diamondbacks each have two players receiving the honor this year.
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Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado would his 5th career Gold Glove Award. His 5 tie Larry Walker for the most in Rockies history. Arenado had his best season at converting outs on balls hit down the 3rd base line. He also had his lowest total of misplays and errors, while playing 157 games at third base.
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Rockies 2B D.J. LeMahieu won his 2nd career Gold Glove Award (also won in 2014). LeMahieu rated best among NL 2B at converting outs on balls hit up the middle. HIs DP conversion rate improved from 55% in 2016 to 67% in 2017.