The Colorado Rockies and Austin Gomber could benefit from an extension
Former Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich can be criticized and ridiculed for a lot of things and he should be. The handling of Nolan Arenado is at or near the top of the list. However, acquiring Austin Gomber in the Arenado trade is something that has paid huge dividends for the Rockies so far.
Overall, Gomber has gone 9-6 with a 3.79 ERA (125 ERA+) in 19 starts. If not for one awful start (1 2/3 IP, 9 ER in San Francisco in April), his overall ERA would be 3.01.
Especially with that awful start and if you’ve watched any of Gomber’s starts at Coors Field in 2021, you probably know that he has been masterful at Coors Field.
Gomber only has just over two years of service time in the majors so an extension for him could be a team-friendly one for the Rockies but also, it could be beneficial for Gomber as he would earn than he would in arbitration (he’s making just over minimum wage at $575,500 this season).