Rockies To Extend Matt Belisle

The Rockies agreed to a one-year extension with right-handed reliever Matt Belisle, the team announced (on Twitter). CAA Sports represents Belisle.

Belisle was already under contract for 2012 ($3.775MM salary) under an extension he signed a year ago. The new deal is worth an additional $4.35MM, Danny Knobler of tweets.It covers the 2012 and 2013 seasons and includes a mutual option for 2014. Belisle, 31, posted a 3.25 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 in 72 innings last year. His extension resembles the one the Rockies and right-hander Rafael Betancourt agreed to last month.

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9 Comments on "Rockies To Extend Matt Belisle"

Donny Holmes
3 years 6 months ago

Extend Belisle?  Fo shizzle!!

Vinnie White
3 years 6 months ago

Awesome signing.  He has done very well here in Denver.  Love it.

3 years 6 months ago

Nice deal for the Rox. Belisle has been quite good. Im going out on a limb and picking them to win the NL West this season. My justification is that i just have a hunch

3 years 6 months ago

Isn’t that everybodys justification on this site most of the time?

3 years 6 months ago

Ehhh id argue that some peoples justification is that they are just “geniuses” and know so much more about baseball than others and they are never wrong

3 years 6 months ago

at least the rockies can prove that they don’t need to pay 8 million a year for a reliever with statistics like belisle 

3 years 6 months ago

The last handful of seasons it’s not that hard to argue that he’s been their best reliever. I might have waited until after Spring Training to do this, but I really like Belisle so I don’t have that much heartache with it.

3 years 6 months ago

Good player, but I still resent him for that horrible error throwing to home on that last game before the break in 2010 that really killed the momentum of the team. They went on to lose I think 10 of 12 after the break.

3 years 6 months ago

This is a solid move by the Rox….stability in the bullpen.  Not something you see in Colorado very often.