Morosi: Trade waiting to happen between Mariners, Rockies
| Jon Paul Morosi
Rotowire: Jan 14 / 3:33p ET
News: Stubbs and the Rockies have avoided arbitration Wednesday, agreeing to a $5.825 million contract for 2015, Ben Nicholson-Smith of USA Today reports.
Impact: Stubbs is the latest in a long line of players to enjoy a career year at Coors Field, as he posted career-best numbers in all three of the triple-slash stats (.289/.339/.482), stole 20 bases, and supplied very strong center field defense. However, there is a very good chance luck was involved when you consider his .404 BABIP, a full 70 points higher than his career mark. While the balls flew farther for Stubbs in 2014, they also found gaps much more often, something that random chance plays a large part in. That, combined with Stubbs just turning 30, could indicate a disappointing year in 2015.
StatsLLC: Jan 14 / 12:00a ET
News: Stubbs avoided arbitration by agreeing Wednesday with the Colorado Rockies on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for $5,825,000.
Impact: Stubbs made $4.1 million last year, his first season in Colorado. He hit a career-best .289 with 15 homers and 43 RBIs in 132 games for the Rockies. In six seasons with the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Rockies, Stubbs has a .246 batting average with 84 home runs.