On Feb. 5 the New York Mets signed Todd Frazier to a two-year deal. The Colorado Rockies were rumored to be looking into the former Yankees third basemen, even though they still have Nolan Arenado for a couple more years. With that all being said the Rockies do have a primary position they should be looking at: first base. In this article, I’ll analyze a few of the free agent first basemen that the Rockies could potentially sign. I’ll also be going over what they’re contracts should look like.
Let’s just go ahead and get the obvious choice out the way. Mark Reynolds is the most likely candidate for the Rockies.
He made a big splash with the Rox with only signing to a minor league contract and a Spring Training invite. He put in real work putting up a .267 batting along with 30 homers and 97 RBIs. Arguably, that’s his best season since 2009 when he had 44 home runs and 102 RBI with the Diamondbacks.
That’s pretty good for a guy who the Rox had low expectations for. Defensive wise he did nothing, but add to the already amazing defense. Just last season he made 131 double plays while only making 6 errors. That’s pretty good if you ask me. Speaking on his contract, if you look at his contract from last year, it was a 1 year/$1.5 million. That seems to be a good deal for Reynolds.
I’d actually go over what I believe would be a sound deal for him in my past article. Right now with the free agent market how it is I’d say the max they should give him is $2 million and stick with the one year deal as Mark Reynolds is 34.