Colorado Rockies: which free agents could return in 2018?

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 16: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates in the dugout after hitting a fifth inning two-run homerun against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 16, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 16: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates in the dugout after hitting a fifth inning two-run homerun against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 16, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 16: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates in the dugout after hitting a fifth inning two-run homerun against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 16, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies will be deciding on who, if anybody, they will try to resign during the offseason. The team has a potential of nine impending free agents and not all of them will resign.

The Rockies season ended much earlier than fans wanted so it is time to look at some of the potential decisions the Rockies could make this offseason. The Rockies front office has probably been thinking about this for a while but they are definitely thinking about it now. Who, of the impending free agents, will return to the Rockies in 2018?

Carlos Gonzalez

Arguably the biggest name of the people on the list, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is somebody who General Manager Jeff Bridich and company have to really consider whether or not they want him back.

The case for not resigning him

From April to August, he didn’t play like CarGo. He was paid north of $20 million this season. He is probably going to expect somewhere near that in an AAV (average annual value). The Rockies are not going to pay $20 million for a below average player.

The case for resigning him

In September, he played really well. In 24 games (22 starts), he had an offensive slash line of .377/.484/.766 with 22 runs, 29 hits, 12 doubles, six home runs, 16 RBI, and 15 walks.

Chance of resigning him: 10%. However, if he does not sign before the New Year’s Day, I would increase that because his value (in year’s and money) will drop. 

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