Free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra's agent revealed on Monday morning that he will make a decision on his future in the "next couple days, "and the Colorado Rockies are one of three teams that are in the mix for his services, according to a report from MLB.com's Thomas Harding.
Parra is allegedly looking for a three-year deal, according to the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo is reporting that the outfielder was initially looking for a four-year deal, though it remains unclear if any team is still offering that option.
Cotillo also reports that the Los Angeles Angels may well be another team in the mix to land Parra:
Previous hope was 4. Angels potentially one of other 2 finalists. https://t.co/2L9ZawpejX— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 11, 2016
As a player, there's little question about whether Parra has the skills and tools to fit well in Denver; the issue, rather, is the Rockies' current logjam of outfielders that — unless a trade materializes soon — would make Parra redundant along side Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson. Either that, or someone would be a very good but underused fourth outfielder.
Furthermore, if the Angels really are another finalist for Parra, that may impact one possible destination of a Rockies outfielder in a trade as well.
Regardless, it appears Parra's decision will likely be made at some point this week, and another domino will fall in the group of free agent outfielders currently around baseball.