The Colorado Rockies are not in the playoffs but two of their biggest foes (the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants) are in the playoffs as well.
The two teams will face each other in the only Game Five in both the ALDS and NLDS on Thursday night at 6:07 PM M.T.
On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, Kevin Henry and I discuss the NLDS involving the Giants and Dodgers as well as the rest of the playoff picture as well as who Rockies fans may be rooting for the rest of the way.
We also looked at the Colorado Rockies and who will likely qualify for arbitration and what they could make.
Additionally, we take a look at the Colorado Rockies and the dozen players that will likely qualify for arbitration.
A few days ago, MLB Trade Rumors released projections for each and every player that looks like they will be eligible for arbitration.
The “Super Two” cutoff period is not known and the official service time numbers are not yet known so, currently, they estimate that the Rockies will have 12 players that will be arbitration-eligible.
Here are those 12 players and what they are projected to make in arbitration.
- Daniel Bard – $4.8M
- Elias Diaz – $2.6M
- Carlos Estevez – $3.2M
- Kyle Freeland – $7.0M
- Robert Stephenson – $1.1M
- Raimel Tapia – $3.9M
- Ryan McMahon – $5.5M
- Rio Ruiz – $1.1M
- Garrett Hampson – $1.8M
- Tyler Kinley – $1.0M
- Yency Almonte – $700K
- Peter Lambert – $600K
Those numbers will almost certainly vary but the time the Rockies sign the players. However, the Rockies could decide to non-tender some of these players and, as a result, they would become free agents.
The Rockies non-tendered outfielder David Dahl and catcher Tony Wolters after the 2020 season but, also, the Rockies non-tendered Chi Chi Gonzalez, who returned to the Rockies in 2021 so the Rockies could decide to bring any non-tendered players back in 2022 if they agree to another contract.
We discuss which players we think are certainly going to be extended a contract, those that likely will, and a few that we believe will be non-tendered in the near future.
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