Sorry Brian. I like you, and all. But you aren't the closer, and $5.05 million for a set-up man is fair.
Fuentes loses arbitration
By Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 02/15/2008 12:11:21 PM MST
The Colorado Rockies defeated reliever Brian Fuentes in their salary arbitration case today, meaning the left-hander will make $5.05 million this season instead of the $6.5 million he requested.
This is only the third time the Rockies have gone to a hearing in franchise history. Fuentes, a three-time All-Star closer, is scheduled to be the Rockies' primary setup reliever this season.