Colorado Rockies: MLB Trade Rumors predicts the top 50 free agents
30. Jake McGee, Chicago Cubs
Jake McGee was another reliever that was a key figure in the Rockies bullpen that performed much better than they did in 2016. Last season, he had an ERA of 3.61 and had a 9.1 to 2.5 strikeout to walk ratio.
MLBTR thinks, though, that the former Tampa Bay Ray will reunite with his former manager, Joe Maddon, in the Chicago in 2018 with a three-year, $18 million contract.
40. Carlos Gonzalez, Baltimore Orioles
Carlos Gonzalez had an excellent month of September but from April to August, he hit under .240 and his on-base percentage was barely over .300. For that reason, I personally don’t believe that he will return to Denver.
MLBTR has him going to Baltimore on a one-year, $12 million contract. I actually agree that Baltimore would be a good fit because they have a track record of signing players late in the offseason to one-year “pillow” deals after players realize their market it dwindling. The prime example happened Nelson Cruz. After an injury plagued 2013 season, he signed with Baltimore for the 2014 and led the league in home runs and came in 7th in MVP voting. That very well could be the story of Carlos Gonzalez next season.