Their season over, Rockies fans are already worrying about Matt Holliday’s future. Troy E. Renck notes that the Rockies owner insisted they’ll try to sign him long-term. As it is, Holliday’s $4.4MM salary will jump to $9-10MM in ’08. He reaches free agency after the 2009 season, but in 2008 I could see him earning $13-15MM. Oh, and one more thing – Holliday is represented by Scott Boras.
Holliday has a .364/.425/.662 career line at home and a .273/.333/.448 career line on the road. Todd Helton at least was a .900 OPS guy even on the road, but Holliday basically turns into Jacque Jones when he’s not at Coors. Nonetheless Boras is going to be talking $20MM annually for eight years if Holliday reaches free agency at age 30.
Fortunately for the Rockies, Cook is not represented by Boras. He has a certain $4.5MM option for ’08, and then he’ll be eligible for free agency. Cook’s agent Joe Bick expects extension conversations within a few weeks. I could see the two sides settling around the three-year, $33MM pact given to Jake Westbrook.