Morosi: Trade waiting to happen between Mariners, Rockies
| Jon Paul Morosi
Rotowire: Mar 24 / 6:46p ET
News: Stubbs is batting .242 with two home runs and a team-high 17 strikeouts in 33 Cactus League at-bats.
Impact: The high strikeout totals will forever be a part of Stubbs' game, but he brings enough overall value with his ability to draw walks, supply pop, and steal bases. In addition, Stubbs is perhaps the Rockies' best defender in the outfield, which should at least allow him to receive plenty of run as a late-inning defensive replacement. More likely, he'll carve out an even more significant role as a potential platoon mate for either Corey Dickerson or Charlie Blackmon, neither of whom has been as successful against left-handed pitching as Stubbs has over his career.
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.