Colorado Rockies: Six Players, Six Key Free Agency Questions

Sep 20, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 20, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mark Reynolds of the Colorado Rockies
Apr 6, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Mark Reynolds (12) catches a ball for an out in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

Free Agent #5 – Mark Reynolds

Contract just completed: 1 year/$2.6 million

We’ve discussed the scenarios surrounding Mark Reynolds and Colorado’s first base situation quite a bit. You can read all of the options thrown out about what the Rockies might do with the position here.

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  • Now at the age of 33 and coming off an injury-plagued campaign, Reynolds is in an interesting predicament. He certainly proved his worth last year in the field but didn’t produce as many runs as the Rockies thought he might when he was originally signed. The man who came to Denver with the offensive credentials actually became a defensive surprise in LoDo. Go figure.

    Reynolds meant more to the Rockies last season than maybe was originally thought when he first signed. The merry-go-round of players who tried to fill his position while he was out is head-shaking … and none of them could produce at the plate or in the field the way that Reynolds did.

    He had value last season … and will most likely bring value to the team this season if he is re-signed to another one-year deal. However, with options like Matt Holliday and Mark Trumbo on the free agent market, it’s very possible the Rockies will choose to put the money there.

    Our bold prediction: Reynolds does not return to the Rockies in 2016.

    So, to recap, that’s five profiles down and five players we’ve said won’t be back in 2016. However, our sixth and final profiled player will break that streak.