Colvin Join’s 1 Year Gang

Tyler Colvin joined Lopez and Outman in agreeing with the team for another year, avoiding arbitration. It is being reported that he agreed to a one year deal worth $2.275 million.

Colvin, 27, was acquired by Colorado on December 8, 2011 from the Chicago Cubs along with DJ LeMahieu in exchange for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. He spent the entire season on the Rockies active roster in 2012 and hit .290 (122-for-420) with 27 doubles, 10 triples, 18 home runs and 72 RBI in 136 games. Colvin set career-high marks in games, at bats, hits, doubles, triples, RBI and batting average in 2012. In 357 career Major League games with Colorado (2012) and the Cubs (2009-11), Colvin is a career .247 (247-for-1001) hitter with 53 doubles, 18 triples, 44 home runs and 150 RBI. The versatile player saw playing time at all three outfield positions as well as first base in 2012.

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8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Yeh, I agree. One year deals are my preference for all players. Abolish mult-year contracts and make every major league year a free agent year. Five year control for all minor leaguers. This is, in essence, what Charlie Finley said back in the early 70s. Finley’s thoughts were that with the market flooded with talent, prices would drive down. Give both the team and the player one option on the next year and institute abrbitration if both sides couldn’t agree… Read more »

8 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

Sabr, I thought that was Sparky Anderson who said that.

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