Manny Corpas Signs Long-Term Deal

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have signed closer Manny Corpas to a four-year deal with two option years.  The options cover his last year of arbitration and first of free agency.  $8MM is guaranteed, with potential for $22MM.  Renck has the details here.  It’s definitely a team-friendly contract.  The Rox have also locked up youngsters Troy Tulowitzki and Jeff FrancisGarrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe are currently going year-to-year.

There has never been a deal of this kind, a closer with less than two years service time signing for four years.  Closers like Jonathan Papelbon and Matt Capps, also possibilities for long-term deals, have two years service time.

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