Carlos Gonzalez is about to sign an extension with the Colorado Rockies worth $80 million over seven seasons. Reportedly, the only thing holding up the deal is a physical. If the Rockies lock up Gonzalez, that will be another step forward in terms of locking up their nucleus.
Earlier in the offseason, the Rockies gave Troy Tulowitzki a contract worth nearly $158 million. They also gave $21.5 million to pitcher Jorge De La Rosa.
Last season, Gonzalez emerged as one of the best players in baseball. The 25-year-old hit .336 with 34 homers, 117 RBIs, 111 runs and 26 stolen bases. It was the first season in which he played more than 90 games. By the end of the year, he was in the running for the National League Most Valuable Player award.
Once the native of Venezuela signs the contract extension, he’ll be signed with the Rockies through the 2017 season.