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    Rockies sign OF Charlie Blackmon 6yr 108 mill contract extension


    Rockies signed OF Charlie Blackmon to a six-year, $108 million contract extension with player options for 2022 and 2023.
    The new deal keeps Blackmon's $14 million arbitration-negotiated salary intact for the 2018 season (via a $12 million salary and $2 million signing bonus) and will pay him $21 million per year from 2019-2021. Blackmon will then have a $20 million player option for 2022 and a $10 million player option for 2023, subject to various bonuses and escalators. It's a big sum for a guy who turns 32 years old in July, but Blackmon has put up monstrous numbers at Coors Field over the last three-plus seasons.
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    One of the biggest free agents next year off the board.
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    Correction it's six years.
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    It's odd how they have the player options structured. But this is a pretty fair deal both ways. Blackmon is a little older, and $21M AAV is fairly lower than what you would expect him to get in the off-season, but he has a lot of control here and gets to stay where he's happy.

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    After this off season's market, I don't blame him for taking this deal.

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    It also puts pressure on other teams that a backup option to getting Harper is gone.
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    Seems like an odd time to strike a deal for the Rockies. Great player but seems like something they're doing so they have ONE kinda lifetime Rockies player to celebrate outside of Helton or something.

    Having said that, not anywhere near a terrible deal for either side of the equation.

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    Seems like a good deal for both sides.

    I'm a little bummed that one of the huge FAs is already off the board for next year. Maybe he didn't want to compete with Harper, Donaldson, Machado, etc for the huge free agency $$.

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    The guy is white, for some reason I expected Chris Tucker complexion on a guy named Charlie Blackmon. Mind blown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    The guy is white, for some reason I expected Chris Tucker complexion on a guy named Charlie Blackmon. Mind blown.

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    You've never seen him before?

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    Good deal for the Rockies. Makes the Chris Davis contract look like an even bigger joke than it already is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    The guy is white, for some reason I expected Chris Tucker complexion on a guy named Charlie Blackmon. Mind blown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush View Post
    You've never seen him before?
    I remember my first baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    The guy is white, for some reason I expected Chris Tucker complexion on a guy named Charlie Blackmon. Mind blown.

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    He once made a half-court shot in reverse at a Denver Nuggets game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter_White View Post
    Good deal for the Rockies. Makes the Chris Davis contract look like an even bigger joke than it already is.
    I'm just wondering at what point do the Orioles cut bait........

    As far as the contract, it would've been a bit higher if not for the past off-season, though I would say that Blackmon would cash in higher on the open market. When we are talking this kind of money, it's a safe bet to take this deal.

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    Seemed like a good deal for both. One of those deals where the player and team make too much sense together to go to FA.

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