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Tuesday Rockpile: Should the Rockies sign Carlos Gonzalez long-term? Is it even possible?

Saunders: Rockies should sign Carlos Gonzalez next year - The Denver Post

Instead, the Rockies are trying to win with a different recipe. It's based on locking up their young, talented, promising players to sensible, preplanned deals. They recently did it with catcher Chris Iannetta, signing him to a three-year, $8.3 million contract.


Next in line for a new deal should be outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

Oops! My CarGo plan won’t fly | All Things Rockies
Then Saunders admits in a blog entry follow-up that there's something stopping that deal from happening:

Some dude name Scott Boras.

He’s CarGo’s agent.

I forgot. My bad.

Inbox: Is Young ready for the big show? | News
Thomas Harding answers questions on Eric Young Jr.'s and Franklin Morales's futures and on whether Troy Tulowitzki can avoid a slow start in 2010.

Sources: Marquis OK's two-year deal with Nationals - The Denver Post
The Washington Nationals received the services of Jason Marquis for two years yesterday. Best of luck, Jason, in your pursuit of making the playoffs for another year.

Washington Nationals Sign Jason Marquis. In Rizzo We Trust!! - Federal Baseball
"In Rizzo We Trust!!" - It's a better saying than a couple of years ago when it was "In Bowden We Trust!!" Wait, I never heard that one anywhere.

Nationals Sign Jason Marquis | FanGraphs Baseball
Erik Manning is not a fan of the Marquis deal since, well, the Nationals aren't spending their money wisely. I can't wait to see Stephen Strasburg pitch miles ahead of Marquis.

Twitter / Jon Morosi: The #Nationals would be ab ...
Jon Morosi believes Matt Capps will sign this week, possibly with the Nationals.

Report: MLB, umpires closing in on new contract - ESPN

Roy Halladay of Philadelphia Phillies takes out full-page ad thanking toronto Blue Jays - ESPN
"Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay has taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement thanking the city and the team's fans."

New York Yankees charged with $25 million luxury tax penalty for 2009 - ESPN
The price for winning a World Series?