Rockies Close To Signing Boone Logan

11:23pm: The deal is a three-year contract worth more than $14MM, FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi tweets.

8:26pm: The Rockies are close to signing left-hander Boone Logan to a multiyear contract, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.  Renck guesses that Logan will be in line for a three-year contract worth around $15MM, a deal similar to what Joe Smith received from the Angels earlier this offseason.

Colorado has been aggressive in pursuing bullpen upgrades this offseason, having already signed veteran LaTroy Hawkins and checking in on a number of other relievers.  J.P. Howell was another major Rockies target, with the two sides in serious talks as recently as earlier today, according to Renck.

The Nationals and (Logan's former team) the Yankees had been linked to the southpaw this offseason.  Logan posted a 3.23 ERA, 11.5 K/9 and 3.85 K/BB rate in 39 innings with New York in 2013, and underwent arthrosopic surgery in October that removed a bone spur from his left elbow.


13 Responses to Rockies Close To Signing Boone Logan Leave a Reply

  1. David 2 years ago

    3/15 for a LOOGY. What a sport. Jerry Blevins may not be the top of the class, but I’ll take him for 1 million over Boone Logan for 5 million.

  2. JacobyWanKenobi 2 years ago

    5mm per is hefty, but he’s a really good RP. He can get righties out as well, so he isn’t a one and done guy.

    • MB923 2 years ago

      Righties had a .780 OPS against him last year and .855 against him for his career.

      • JacobyWanKenobi 2 years ago

        I didn’t say to bring him in on righties. I meant after getting a lefty out, if the next hitter isn’t a major righty threat it won’t kill you to leave him in.

  3. alexamato 2 years ago

    overpay

  4. Danny Phillips 2 years ago

    5M per.. No wonder the Nats traded for their lefty

  5. Guest 2 years ago

    Well… that is a lot of money. I didn’t see him getting more than 3 years/12m.

  6. GrilledCheese39 2 years ago

    It said “guesses 3/15 million” it isn’t done yet.

  7. Steven Reyes 2 years ago

    Geez…If he gets $14 million, I wonder what Howell will ask for.

  8. Daniel 2 years ago

    Boone Logan has nasty stuff.

  9. Bluejays31 2 years ago

    5MM per seems high for a lefty specialist but he is very good. Not a bad signing

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