Colorado Rockies: It’s time to sign a first baseman

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 6: Joe Panik
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2. Logan Morrison

ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 31: Logan Morrison. Getty Images.
ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 31: Logan Morrison. Getty Images. /

Honestly, we’ve covered Logan Morrison in so many different articles here that it’s crazy. However, we’ve mainly discussed him in these four separate articles. If the Rockies aren’t able to sign Reynolds, Logan Morrison would be the next the best thing. He may actually be an upgrade from Reynolds. Morrison hit a whopping 38 home runs with 85 RBIs that led him to a .246 batting average.

These are Rockie caliber numbers. When you put his stats next to the other Rockies in the lineup, you’ve got someone that fits right in. Defensively, Morrison is good as well only committing 8 errors and turning 91 double plays. In advanced defensive stats, he is also rated well compared to other first basemen in the American League last season, according to Fangraphs. His salary was higher than Reynolds’ as Morrison’s contract came out to be $2.5 million for the 2017 season.

Since he’s only 30, I’d offer him a two or three year contract amounting to around $5.5 million (for two years). Even if you go a bit higher, Morrison would be worth it. He probably won’t be getting the money that some originally predicted, like MLB Trade Rumors predicting that he’d get 3 years and $39 million all the way back in November. But if the Rockies could work that down a lot, he’d be worth it.

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