Colorado Rockies Free Agent Targets: What They Might Cost

So what will the Colorado Rockies have to pay to acquire some of the players they potentially have on their free agent wish list? One well-known writer thinks he has an idea.

In a recent article on, Jon Heyman predicted the contracts that 56 of the most coveted free agents on the market might receive heading into the 2017 season. Some of these names include players who have been rumored to be on the Colorado wish list. Some are former Rockies who are expected to be with other teams in 2017.

In our look at two free agent pitchers who could make an impact in the Colorado bullpen, we detailed thoughts on Brad Ziegler and Edinson Volquez. Heyman predicts the following for those two players:

Edinson Volquez, $20 million, two years.

Brad Ziegler, $18 million, two years.

Two other names tied with possible interest to the Rockies include premier setup man Neftali Feliz and top closer Mark Melancon.

Heyman is forecasting Feliz (who was linked to the Rockies in this article) will bring in $12 million over two years. Another article said Melancon, a Denver-area native, would have interest in returning to the Mile High City. If he does, it may cost the Rockies $56 million for four years of service.

That sums up in the pitching prognostications, but what about first base?

In our article on four possible fits for the Rockies at first base, the names of Matt Holliday and Mark Trumbo were mentioned. Heyman predicts the following for those two players:

Mark Trumbo, $45 million, three years.

Matt Holliday, $10 million, one year.

And what about another option at first base, Mike Napoli? We talked about what he would bring to the Rockies, on and off the field, in this article. Heyman predicts Napoli will earn $26 million for two years.

Heyman also talked about four former Rockies and what their paydays might be in other locations. Here’s a rundown…

Dexter Fowler, $60 million, four years.

Boone Logan, $15 million, three years.

Nick Hundley, $12 million, two years.

Jorge De La Rosa, $8 million, one year.

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