AussieDodger wrote:Corpas has a multi-year contract and Fuentes hasn't, that should tell you what the Rockies think of that situation.
Also, they thought enough of Fuentes to take him on at arbitration and beat his brains out.
This is just a string of silly statements. Corpas has a multi-year contract because he's younger and he was recently signed. Fuentes is at the end of a multi-year contract and is probably moving on this year or next. It's not because the Rockies dont think Fuentes isn't as good as or even better than Corpas. It's because Corpas is cheaper and locked up for a longer time.
As for arbitration, Fuentes lost arbitration because he was viewed as a middle reliever and not a closer. This is not a reflection of Fuentes' ability. It's just a fact that middle relievers don't make as much as closers.
Fuentes made the all star game last year as a pitcher who played half of his games at coors. On top of that, he's been a steady, reliable closer for close to three years before he got injured.
With that being said, Corpas is pretty safe, but he will struggle a bit. Fuentes is traded or gone after this year. I'm sure plenty of other teams would be happy to have him.