Fogg Turns Down Rockies

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney:

The Rockies talked again about re-signing Josh Fogg, but again, Fogg’s side has turned down a one-year offer. The Rockies dangled a $5 million deal, while Fogg has been looking for a multi-year contract.

As each day goes by, the remaining free agents lose what little leverage they have left.  I predicted Fogg would get a three-year, $21MM deal.  Instead, only five starters received deals worth $7MM or more annually: Tom Glavine, Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte, Kenny Rogers, and Carlos Silva.  Pettitte at $16MM seems a little out there, doesn’t it? 

I think we’re going to see some solid free agent bargains next week.  Maybe a free agent bargain just means paying a guy what he’s worth instead of significantly more than that.

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