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Rockies Gonzalez announces extension

Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:11 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 3:26 pm
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This is a good day for the Rockies.

And a fascinating day in the history of baseball reporting.

This afternoon, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez announced, via Twitter , that he is about to sign a seven-year contract extension for about $80 million. Gonzalez announced, in English and Spanish, that he will be traveling to Denver this week for a physical, and then to sign the new deal.

What it means for the Rockies: Coupled with the their move earlier this winter to sign Troy Tulowitzki to a new 10-year contract, it means that they have their two best players locked up at least through 2017. And, given that Tulowitzki and Gonzalez might be as good an all-around 1-2 combination as on any team in baseball, and given that both are still young (Gonzalez just turned 25, and Tulowitzki just turned 26), it means that the Rockies have an excellent base on which to build a contending team for many years into the future.

What it means for baseball reporting: I'm not sure yet, but it is an interesting development. News of Gonzalez's extension talks had been leaking out over the last several weeks, but the first news that a deal was done came from him (or rather from his personal publicist, who handles his Twitter account).

A few drafted players have reported their own contract signings on Twitter before, and players and agents have called writers to break the news of new contracts. But I'm not sure this high profile a player ever reported this big a contract on Twitter before.
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Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2011 11:17 am
 

Rockies Gonzalez announces extension

Great news for Rockies fans.  These two could become the best at their positions real soon, plus they give the team a great one two punch at the plate, even more it gives the team and possible future players the feel of an organization that is going to win.  Long term delas for young and talented players is always good, granted, as long as they can produce.  These two will.  Even though I'm a Yankees fan, I've always liked the Rockies.  Good move and good luck maybe my two teams will meet soon in the Series.



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Rockies Gonzalez announces extension

lumpocoo is a fool. Gonzalez is one of the top three players in the majors and he's 25. His "up" curve is scary..

LOL this is one of the funniest things i heard in a long time...CArGo a top 3 player in the league??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH this kid ahd one good year and he only could hit the ball at coors field...before you call him a top 3 player he has to produce like that for at least another 2 years...

 

LOL...Top 3 player...thats hilarious, your definatly a rockies homer...



Nice one Philfan.....try spell check moron.  There is something missing in your posts.....its called grammar.


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