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Reactions to Michael Cuddyer receiving qualifying offer from Rockies

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Oh boy. Twitter didn't like this.

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In case you missed it, the Rockies extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to 35-year-old outfielder Michael Cuddyer on Monday in a move that generated a ton of reaction -- mostly negative -- among people who cover baseball.

And then, of course, you have a few people who aren't exactly unbiased toward the situation who are fans of the move.

Meanwhile, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich believes making the qualifying offer to Cuddyer was the right thing to do (of course he does, or else why would he have done it?), writes Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post:

"Michael is someone who has had a great impact on this organization both on and off the field for the past three years." ... "After weighing our options, we felt the qualifying offer was in the best interest of the organization."

Links

May 7th, A Day to Remember | Rockies Zingers Colorado Rockies Baseball
J.J. Buck looks at the high point of the Rockies' 2014 season. Colorado improved to 22-14 with a 9-2 victory over the Rangers. Of course, things went downhill rather quickly from there.

A Season Recap of the Little League Home Run | FanGraphs Baseball
August Fagerstrom brightened my morning with a series of GIFs showing every little league home run from 2014. Included is one from the Rockies' Wilin Rosario (keep that in mind for later).

Smart things players said this year | FOX Sports
Eno Sarris looks at 10 players who provided extremely intelligent-sounding baseball quotes at various points this season. No. 1 is particularly intriguing given its relation to the Rockies' pitching troubles:

"You can look across the board and see that pitching up can be just as effective as pitching down, maybe moreso. Hitting is cyclical. Hitters are very good low ball hitters now."

That quote is from Chris Young (the tall pitcher), who tops out at about 85 mph with his fastball yet just finished a season in which he posted a 3.65 ERA in 165 innings.