Jhoulys Chacin could be next up on the Colorado Rockies for an extension, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck notes that one of the team strategies is to lock up young talent earlier than other teams might (similar to Rays/Longoria) in a pay-more-now/pay-less-later approach.
Also, the Rockies are likely done making moves at least until Spring Training:
Who's next in line for a big Rockies payout? - Troy Renck | The Denver Post
"The next obvious candidate is Jhoulys Chacin, who could start opening day this season. He is eligible for salary arbitration in 2013 and can't become a free agent until 2016. Under similar circumstances, the Rockies secured Francis and Jimenez. 'But we aren't ready to do anything at this time,' general manager Dan O'Dowd said of Chacin."
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"It's interesting that there were some weight and distraction issues, though the latter was almost understandable due to the monster 2010 and ensuing contract extension. But, it seems like we've heard these stories about several different players multiple times over the last couple of seasons. This, above most things, is what the Rockies' front office and coaching staff should be working on correcting this off-season."
Twitter / @TroyRenck: Pretty much done until cam ...
Pretty much done until camp RT @hutch_51_18_22 @TroyRenck are the rox done making major league moves? If not who may be on our radar?
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