Howie wrote:I dug this up from Rotowire. Seems like they want to hang onto him for at least another year.
Aug 1 Fuentes isn't as likely to leave as a free agent this winter as previously reported, the Rocky Mountain News reports.
Recommendation: If Fuentes leaves as a free agent, the Rockies will be in line for two top-50 compensatory draft picks. However, in order to qualify for that offer, they need to offer Fuentes arbitration. He could accept arbitration and the possibility of a one-year deal with Colorado worth around $10 million. The Rockies recently confirmed that they will offer Fuentes arbitration.
$10 million for 1 year seems about market value for Fuentes, probably even a little better. I mean, the guy's a solid, but not great closer. Don't most great closers get in the $15 million/year range?