Colorado Rockies poll: Fans want Carlos Gonzalez back in 2019
It is anything but scientific, but a poll we conducted on Twitter seems to indicate that Colorado Rockies fans would be perfectly fine having one of the players voted among the top 25 Rockies in franchise history returning in 2019.
Carlos Gonzalez currently is a free agent and waiting to see what his 2019 will hold and where he will be calling home. It has been reported that the Rockies are interested in bringing him back, so we asked Colorado Rockies fans on Twitter if they would be interested in having CarGo back at Coors Field for one more season and, of the more than 600 votes cast (610 to be exact), 63 percent said they would be fine having Gonzalez on the roster again this season.
CarGo has spent 10 seasons in a Colorado uniform, including last year when he signed with the Rockies on a one-year, $5 million deal in mid-March. The deal shook up the Colorado roster and was apparently a big hit in the clubhouse as well, with Nolan Arenado showing how happy he was to have Gonzalez back with the team.
If the 33-year-old Gonzalez was to return to the Rockies again this season, it would once again shake up the roster. As of now, Colorado seems to have a starting outfield of Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl with Raimel Tapia, Noel Cuevas, Mike Tauchman and even Garrett Hampson potentially battling for time in the outfield as well. CarGo would add his “veteran presence” to that mix, which could take away playing time from some of the younger players.
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That is one of the main arguments fans currently have for not bringing CarGo back. It was also a big part of the argument in this article where our own Aaron Hurt says it’s time for the Rockies to move on.
However, there are plenty who believes CarGo could add plenty to the Rockies this season as a bench player with platoon opportunities. The comments on this Twitter thread believe CarGo would bring an important dimension (on and off the field) to a team looking for its third consecutive postseason berth.
What do you think? Would you want CarGo back? Why or why not … and under what conditions? Let us know in the comments section below!