Thursday Morning Notes: CarGo extensions stall, Indians will rely on the rotation in 2017

Carlos Gonzalez has been with the Colorado Rockies since 2009 and is set to make $20,000,000 this season in the last year of his contract. According to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post (@markkiszla), contract negotiations have stalled.

Kiszla reports that Gonzalez has felt that there is a lack of urgency from the Rockies organization to get a longterm deal done to ensure that he stays in Colorado for the rest of his career.

Even more alarming is that Kiszla met with Rockies GM Jeff Bridich and reports that Bridich refused to even discuss the topic of Gonzalez’s contract or future with the team.

With the Rockies on the brink of becoming a serious contender and making a playoff appearance for the first time since 2009, this has to be alarming for Rockies fans.

Mike Melaragno (@MikeMelaragno22) of Burning River Baseball believes that the key to the Indians season is the team’s starting rotation. Check out his detailed report, it is a great read.

While the Indians lack the big names of the Mets, Nationals or Cubs, these guys can flat out deal. America was introduced to this impressive staff last fall, and they should continue to produce this season.

The rotation, led by the 31-year-old Kluber, is only getting better at this point. Expect the Tribe to contend again in 2017.

Also, kudos to Melaragno for a Brad Radke reference in the article. I haven’t heard that name in a while!

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