If it's true, that the Rockies have signed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to a 7-year contract extension for 80-million dollars, then that is great news for everybody involved except Scott Boras.
The move keeps one of the best young players in a Rockies uniform at a reasonable price for the Rockies, a guarantee of 80-mil for Gonzalez and the fans get to embrace Gonzalez instead of worrying about him leaving as a free agent.
I'm still a little skeptical. Jayson Werth, who isn't as good as Gonzalez and is 6-years older at 31, got a 7-year 126-million dollar deal from the Nationals this off-season. I'm shocked that CarGo's agent Boras approves of this deal. While Gonzalez wouldn't be a free-agent until after the 2014 season before this extension, normally Boras has his players wait it out then go for the big bucks.
Of course 80-million over 7-years is a lot of money. But I thought that Boras would look for something in the 7-year, 140-million dollar range, which is more than Werth.
The bottom line is once Gonzalez signs the contract, that will be great news for the Rockies and their fans. It shows the Rockies are serious and committed to winning, something that has been questioned in the past.