Good news for Rockies fans.
The team has locked up Troy Tulowitzki through the 2020 season with a 7-year, 134-million dollar contract extension.
They also agreed to terms with lefthanded pitcher Jorge De La Rosa. They'll need him to be healthy and productive if they plan on overtaking the pitching-rich Giants in the NL West. Remember, for the final 4 months of the 2009 season, George Of The Rose was the best pitcher in baseball. Then he was injured early in 2010 and never got back to where he was in 2009. De La Rosa, if he can stay healthy, could win around 18 games. That would give the Rockies a tremendous one-two punch with Ubaldo Jimenez. That would be on par with the Tim Lincecum-Matt Cain duo with the Giants.
Meanwhile, I'm sure that Carlos Gonzalez and his agent Scott Boras (oh no, not that guy), have taken note of Tulo's contract. Is Gonzalez worth more than the 19-million a year that Tulo will start making in 2014? I'm sure Boras is saying, "Oh hell yes."
Can the Rockies afford to sign Gonzalez? Can they afford not to sign him? Those are questions for another day. Right now Rockies fans should be pretty pleased with today's news.