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Rockies Lock Up Charlie Blackmon Through Potentially 2023

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Charlie “Chuck Nazty” Blackmon is staying put in Colorado for a while.

On Wednesday, the Rockies announced that they had agreed on a six-year deal with their leadoff hitter which could keep him in Colorado until 2023.

Blackmon, the reigning National League batting champion, signed a $14 million deal this offseason to avoid arbitration, and would’ve been a free agent after the season.

Through 2019-22, Blackmon will make $21 million per year, and $10 million in 2023.

The final two years on Blackmon’s new deal are player options. Assuming he exercises both of them, he’ll make a minimum of $108 million through 2023, with incentives that could bump it up to $116 million.

“I’m very proud,” said Blackmon. “It’s really hard to play in the big leagues. It’s very hard. For that reason, I think there are a lot of very talented guys that struggle to get the at-bats or the playing time that they need to reach their potential.

“I’ve been thankful enough to have those at-bats and be able to play enough baseball and keep getting better, and learning more about my body and how to play the game is important. That’s part of what drives me.”

Blackmon, 31, led the majors with 213 hits, 14 triples, 387 total bases, and 137 runs scored last year, while hitting .331/.399/.601 with 37 home runs and 104 RBIs.

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Rockies, Daniel Murphy Agree on Deal

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The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a two-year, $24 million deal with free agent infielder Daniel Murphy, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.

Murphy, 33, with provide Colorado with a valuable left handed bat to their lineup and can be plugged into the infield when needed, although he has struggled defensively recently.

Last season, Murphy posted a .322/.358/.502 slash line with 12 homeruns.

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Rockies’ Trevor Story Hits Estimated 505 Feet Homerun

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story smacked two homeruns against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, one that measure 505 feet.

According to The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly, Story’s 505 foot moonshot was the longest homer in the Statcast era, topping the previous mark held by New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton who hit a 504-footer ion 2016 when he was a member of the Miami Marlins.

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Rockies Select Contract Of Matt Holliday

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The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of Matt Holliday, who signed a minor league deal with Colorado last month, which will bring him back to the team for the first time since 2008, according to the Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders.

The 38-year old slugger was hopeful to continue his career, but there were questions regarding his big league future after he went unsigned this past offseason. Holliday made the most of his opportunity with Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a .346/.452/.596 slash line with 3 homers.

A spot was created on their 40-man roster when Chris Rabago was claimed on outright waivers by the New York Yankees, whom Holliday spent the 2017 season playing for. The Rockies optioned Garrett Hampson was optioned to Triple A in a corresponding move.

 

 

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