View Full Version : [Rockies] Dexter Fowler Signs 2 Year Contract

02-11-2013, 05:42 PM
Jenny Cavnar ‏@ROOTSPORTS_JC
Dexter Fowler signs two-year deal with the #rockies to avoid arbitration


02-11-2013, 05:47 PM
Good job Rockies... making smart moves!

02-11-2013, 05:50 PM
SCOTTSDALE — Dexter Fowler's winter of uncertainty has come full circle with some financial security. The Rockies avoided arbitration with Fowler on Tuesday, signing him to a two-year, $11.6-milion deal.

The center fielder hit a career-best .300 with .389 on-base percentage and .475 slugging percentage last season. Fowler, who turns 27 next month, has one year of salary arbitration before free agency.

The Rockies listened to trade offers for Fowler over the winter in an attempt to address multiple needs. However, the Rockies' demands were so high, talks never gained traction and suggested how little interest they had in moving him.

Fowler will make $3.25 million this season and $7.25 million in 2014. The Rockies briefly considered approaching Fowler about a long-term deal at season's end, but decided to exercise more patience. Those contracts are more complicated because it involves players losing potential free agent years with club options.

This marks the second multi-year deal for the Rockies over the last two weeks. They signed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to a two-year, $6.5-million contract. With Fowler's deal done, the Rockies have no more players eligible for arbitration.

Read more: Dexter Fowler agrees to a two-year contract with Rockies for $11.6 million - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_22568156/dexter-fowler-agrees-two-year-contract-rockies#ixzz2KdppP0lm

02-11-2013, 05:50 PM
Hes a good player....I hope they would be smart enough to give him an extension

02-11-2013, 05:51 PM
First good news I've heard all year regarding the damn Rockies. I love Dexter! Glad he's back