Rockies Rumors: De La Rosa, Mora, Tulowitzki

When Ted Lilly finalized his three-year $33MM deal, he established a standard for other free agent left-handers. The agreement may not impact Cliff Lee, who figures to be in his own tier, but it could be a point of reference for Jorge de la Rosa's contract negotiations this winter. Here's the latest on de la Rosa and the Rockies:

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  1. Tko11 5 years ago

    Lots competition for melvin mora?? wow the market is thin…

  2. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Are writers really that bored that they’re speculating about Tulo’s life 4 years from now? Besides, Helton’s contract will be off the books by then.

    • progmatinee 5 years ago

      Kizla is a hack…that said, the future is important in that the Monforts need to understand that the pieces might not be in place beyond 2014, so better open their wallets for 2011-2014.

  3. $1742854 5 years ago

    Tulo is the next Helton–the face of the franchise and prime of his career when his contact is up (around 29 years old). Helton, Street, Cookie, Corpas, Ianetta will be off the books by then–sign Tulo for another 5 years along with Ubaldo. I still can’t believe they have Ubaldo for $8mil in ’14!

  4. The_Porcupine 5 years ago

    Delarosa for 3 years 33 million would be a mistake. I like him on the Rockies as he’s learned to pitch and succeed at Mile High and has overall been a very good pitcher the last 2-3 years. The problem is he is a bit injury prone and I don’t think the Rox can afford having a 10million dollar player land on the disabled list for a significant amount of time. Hopefully, DelaRosa won’t use Lilly’s contract as a bench mark for his contract as he would price his way out of the the Rox plans.

  5. bjsguess 5 years ago

    It won’t be a good day at my house if Mora becomes an Angel.

    • I certainly hope this isn’t what Arte Moreno was talking about when he said he was going to spend money. Let’s see, Melvin Mora at third…hey, why not sign Jermaine Dye for left field too, while we’re at it? Or better yet, let’s offer Matsui a 5-year contract out of gratitude for his “exceptional” performance this season! Old guys rule!

  6. daveineg 5 years ago

    Guys signing early in the process don’t establish any standard. Generally the early signers tend to be overpaid. I don’t think the fact that one team was willing to give Ted Lilly that contract means other teams will have to overpay for mid 30’s starters. Jarrod Washburn figured he’d get something close to what Randy Wolf got early last year. He’s still waiting.

  7. “Melvin Mora is open to returning to Colorado, but Renck says the Rockies anticipate lots of competition for his services (possibly from the Angels)” …. uh, no.

  8. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    Personally I’m worried about the Rockies in 2025… they have no plans made for that year yet!

    I get planning for the future, but really worrying about a player 4 years away from FA is ridiculous.

  9. Could you imagine the haul they’d get?

    Might be the most valuable player money-performance wise in baseball, right now.

  10. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    If not top, then at least top 5. In some hypothetical parallel universe where the Rockies put him on the trading block, I’m betting the Rockies price tag would be far too high for even a top farm to accept.

  11. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    evan longoria just gave you a mean look.

  12. I’d take Tulo.

    More power from a more premium position with scarce talent.

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