Brian Fuentes has expressed his desire to stay with the Rockies, but as we’ve written before, its likely that he’ll sign with another team.
The Rockies, however, are keeping an open mind in trying to retain the veteran pitcher as GM Dan O’Dowd told the Denver Post:
"On the surface it would seem like it would be a longshot to keep him, but that’s something we are still talking about."
Fuentes will be one of the most coveted free agent relievers this upcoming offseason, but he’s prepared to listen to any offer the Rox make:
"If they want to discuss that internally and decide what they are going to do, that would be great," Fuentes said. "I love playing here, and I believe the team is going to be a lot better in years to come."
According to the Post, it’s assumed that the Rockies would get two compensatory draft picks once Fuentes rejected arbitration.
Alejandro A. Leal writes for UmpBump.com and can be reached at: alexo05 [at] umpbump [dot] com.