NL West Notes: Carlos Gonzalez extension talks stopped, Alex Wood competing for roster spot

Baseball News
2 years ago

Here’s the latest from around the National League Central.

The Rockies attempted to discuss an extension with outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, but talks have since been placed “on hold,” according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Gonzalez, 31, had a productive year with the Rockies last season, hitting .298/.350/.505 with 25 home runs and 100 RBIs over 150 games. He is a career .291 hitter and three-time All-Star with Colorado.

Though the Rockies seem open to signing Gonzalez to a long-term deal, it might be challenging to do so now that he is an impending free agent.

Here is the latest from around the National League Central:

  • The Dodgers don’t really have an open rotation spot, but Alex Wood is trying to earn a spot nonetheless.
  • Aaron Hill is competing for a spot on the Giants roster, but at the end of the day, he probably shouldn’t be given a slot.
  • MLB announced some new rules and minor tidbits, and one of the notes might have resulted from Padres reliever Carter Capps’ delivery.
  • In recent seasons, the Diamondbacks have had success in the draft, but poor trades then depleted the system.
  • The Rockies have the ninth best farm system in baseball, according to Baseball America’s rankings.

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