Rockies Avoid Arbitration With Matt Belisle

The Rockies have agreed to a one-year, $2.35MM contract with Matt Belisle, reports Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated (Twitter link).  Colorado avoids salary arbitration with Belisle, who was in his third and final arb-eligible season.

Belisle and the Rockies agreed to an $0.85MM contract for 2010, and the right-hander responded with the finest season of his seven-year Major League career.  Belisle posted a 2.93 ERA, and 8.9 K/9 rate and a very impressive 5.69 K/BB ratio in 76 games for Colorado, all of which were career bests.

Belisle, 30, is the first of six arb-eligible Rockies to settle a contract with the club.  These cases and every other arbitration-eligible player in baseball can be followed on the MLBTR Arb Tracker.

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4 Comments on "Rockies Avoid Arbitration With Matt Belisle"

4 years 7 months ago

Stylistically, $.85MM looks awful. Go with $850k.

4 years 7 months ago

Belisle was baller last year, perfect fit for the 6th/7th inning role. If 2011 is anything like 2010, I’d put him in the 8th inning role before Betancourt!

4 years 7 months ago

I would agree but the last 2 months of the season you could just tell he was flat….his fastball would flatten out at times and miss up with his location….the Rox really need to manager his innings better in 2011 for him to be as effective as possible.

4 years 7 months ago

Do youy guys ever remember reading the Denver Post and a few commentors would completely bash #34 Matt Belisle. That guy prob feels stupid after Matt was hands down the most reliable on the staff all year long!!!!
Now Street on the other hand I think is going to crumble like he did in the playoffs of ’09. I like him but his stuff just isn’t steller and is he is up in the zone or has a low ball hitter they can light him up