11/3/14

FLASH: Colorado Rockies offer MIchael Cuddyer Qualifying Offer

11 comments

    The Rockies announced that they have extended a one-year, $15.3MM qualifying offer to Michael Cuddyer.

     Needless to say, this move comes as a bit of a surprise. The 35-year-old Cuddyer will turn 36 next March and played in just 49 games this season. While his production over the past two seasons has been unquestionably outstanding when healthy — he’s batted .331/.385/.543 and captured the 2013 NL Batting Title — Cuddyer was not seen as a candidate for a QO due to his injuries and age.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/11/rockies-extend-qualifying-offer-to-michael-cuddyer.html#disqus_thread

11 comments:

Christopher Soto said...

Unbelievable....

I think this pretty much means that we will be trading for Cespedes, Bruce, or Gordon.

Robb said...

He has to accept this. no? it kills any leverage in the market.

Christopher Soto said...

Yep this forces his hand. He has to accept

Richard Jones said...

The Mets or any other team shouldn't offer any better. I wouldn't pay him that and lose a the #15 pick in the draft.

eraff said...

15.3 Million for Cuddyer--WOW! I'm happy....Mets dodged a bullet, I think...still...15.3 Million for Michael Cuddyer!!!

Mack Ade said...

The important thing to walk away with here is how much the game is monetarily getting out of control and the importance of this team to develop from within.

Bill Metsiac said...

I wanted Cuddyer very much, but we can't sign him AND give up the pick.

If he accepts the offer, can he be traded? If so, he might still be a target.

Mack Ade said...

Bill -

Yes, I believe he can still be traded

eraff said...

Rockies lost 96 games with a top heavy, brittle, roster.

this move either means they're looking to retain assets for trade, or they really are a 96 loss operation

Christopher Soto said...

@Eraff

This move tells me only 1 thing...

Despite the Rockies just hiring a new GM....the owner Dick Monfort, who is stubbornly loyal to his Rockies players, is still managing this team.

Any sane General Manager would not have made this move

Thomas Brennan said...

$$$ in baseball has gone insane. Love those major league minimum guys!

Mack's Mets © 2012