With MLBTradeRumors.com releasing their projected 2020 salary arbitration figures, the payroll for next season’s Colorado Rockies is possibly coming into a little more focused state.
Granted, the salary projections are just that (projections), but there were some interesting numbers in the article, including what Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Trevor Story could be making in the 2020 campaign.
And it’s not only about what Story could be making next season but also what the Rockies will be willing to pay him if they want to keep him past the 2021 campaign, when he is set to test the free agent waters for the first time. By the way, that’s also the same offseason when Nolan Arenado could opt out of his contract. The All-Star duo potentially leaving Denver at the same time was much talked about after Colorado’s end-of-the-season press get-together that we covered and heard some interesting quotes.
Also discussed at the press conference was Colorado’s new TV deal, which will also kick in in time for the 2021 season. While it’s unknown many of the deal’s specifics, including the actual amount of the contract, it is expected that the bump up in revenue from the deal will help supplement Colorado’s payroll. That could also mean money toward a Story extension.
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Rockies owner Dick Monfort said at the press conference, when asked if the money would help the Rockies go after Story on a long-term deal, “I think that and a combination of things will allow us to, yes. And again, it starts in 2021 so we’re relatively the same. There’s a little inflation in 2020 and then the increase happens in 2021.”
In the latest Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast, we talk about Story’s potential payday as well as the other arbitration projections heading into 2020, the contracts already in place that will handicap the Rockies next season and even take a dive into the postseason and the demise of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
You can hear the podcast by clicking here or the button at the bottom of this article.