Colorado Rockies: The predicament of Carlos Gonzalez

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PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 12: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies warms up on deck during the first inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 12: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies warms up on deck during the first inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Yes you read the title right. We’re talking about Carlos Gonzalez today. Why you may ask? Well, he hasn’t been signed yet and that means there may be a possibility that the Colorado Rockies could sign him.

Now let’s not jump the gun here, the Rockies are probably done spending. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a sliver of hope for CarGo to come back to to Denver. Here’s the thing: I’ve been avoiding this topic (pretty well if I do say so myself), but the time has come. I have to talk about this guy.

Unfortunately for the the former Rockies outfielder, he has not been signed yet. Now, I will say that Gonzalez is one of the few that I believe should already have a contract with a team. What team? I’m not sure. Maybe the Rockies, but who knows? As of right now, I’ll just say that CarGo was a solid guy for the Rockies, but its not entirely all I have to say on the matter.

Carlos Gonzalez had great seasons in Colorado. There’s no doubt about that. His last season with the Rockies was…rough, to put it nicely. It was truly hard to watch as the season began in April. Then it was like poof after the All-Star break, particularly in the month of September, the switch was flipped. It was too little, too late, though. He finished his last season with the Rockies with a .257 batting average, 57 RBI, and a dismal 14 home runs.

That’s not the look you want when it’s a contract year. You could say it’s his age, because he is 32, but I’m not entirely sure what was going on with him in 2017. The real question is will he even get to play on a team for the upcoming season?

My answer right now is a big fat no. Why? Well my reason is awfully funny. Scott Boras is the reason why because he is the agent of Carlos Gonzalez.

When I found realized it, I laughed and thought, ‘yeah that seems about right’. That led me to believe maybe it isn’t the teams, but his agent.

There is no way this man will get CarGo anywhere near the amount that Boras believes J.D. Martinez wants and deserves. Also, don’t forget he’s 32 he may have one good year left and that’s if CarGo and Boras can convince a team that what happened last season was a minor kerfuffle. Let me just say I’ll be keeping an eye on the rumor mill when it comes to Carlos Gonzalez.

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Final Thoughts

With Gonzalez being a client of Boras, it truly is depressing for him because Boras seems to be holding out on signing for any of his clients.

You can’t put all the blame on Boras as CarGo has explaining to do for his dismal season. It looks even worse when your team made the playoffs, but your contributions were the bare minimum.

There are many factors that play into whether or not Carlos Gonzalez will get signed. Although the optimist in me thinks that CarGo deserves a second chance, I think it’s in the best interest of Colorado to not offer him a contract.

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Let’s be logical: they shouldn’t sign him. These younger outfielders will fill in the hole that was left in right field by Gonzalez, and they could prove themselves to be very good players..

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