According to ESPN.comÆs Buster Olney, the Colorado Rockies and closer Huston Street are far apart on a contract extension. Street is a free agent at the end of the 2010 season. Olney is hearing that StreetÆs camp is asking for a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $24 million. If the Rockies and Street canÆt come to an agreement, they would consider trading Street at the 2010 trading deadline in July. There are a couple of elements to this, so letÆs take a look at each one individually. First, I donÆt think StreetÆs camp is asking for anything outlandish. Three years and $24 million for a pitcher like Street is not like signing Carlos Silva to a four-year, $48 million contract. According to Fangraphs, Street pitched like a $7 million pitcher for the Rockies in 2009. That year, ...
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