The Colorado Rockies inked another contract on Thursday, extending the contract of catcher Elias Díaz in another move that keeps part of Colorado’s core from 2021 intact through the near future.
While it may not be the flashy move that is going to generate buzz from throughout the Major League Baseball universe, the three-year deal valued at $14.5 million gives the Colorado Rockies a solid option behind the plate … if Díaz can replicate how he performed from June forward last season.
With the Díaz deal, the Rockies have now locked up this offseason position players C.J. Cron and Díaz, plus pitchers Antonio Senzatela and Jhoulys Chacín from the 2021 squad that finished in fourth place in the National League West with a 74-87 record.
Yes, the Colorado Rockies have made some news this offseason, but there is more that must be done
On our latest podcast, Noah Yingling and I sit down to talk about the offseason so far and Colorado’s strategy of keeping core players together while building a bridge to the future of the franchise. And when will the Rockies make a free agent signing? Will it be before the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on December 1?
We also discuss some of the impact from new faces in 2021 and how their play might shift how Colorado approaches the offseason. Did the emergence of Connor Joe last season do enough to earn him a spot as a favorite to make the Opening Day roster in 2022? Or will the Rockies make enough moves in the offseason that he and others who played prominent roles in Colorado’s 2021 season are on the outside looking in next season?
Additionally, we talk about some of the awards that were handed out by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) this week and some of the more interesting things we saw on the ballots that were turned in.
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