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Old 12-07-2016, 03:32 PM   #1285
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Originally Posted by TD4HOF View Post
Everyone is ripping them but it’s a modest contract for a “star” and the Rockies are going to be really good this year. If their young pitching can come through, who knows. Tough division, though.
I like Desmond's versatility and athleticism, he will age well in that regard. He's only getting paid roughly $12 million AAV.

On the flip side, Desmond had a 104 OPS-plus in his "bounce back" 2016 and he's just two years removed from a rotten .233/.290/.384 batting line and a 187 K/45 BB season. However, Coors Field will mask some of this.

My preference for the Rockies would have been Edwin Encarnacion, but he might have priced himself out of what Colorado was willing to pay.

They are indeed a contender. I also feel the traditional stats because of Coors hide the true value and ability of Jon Gray. He's the real deal.
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