A season after locking superstar Nolan Arenado into a long-term deal, the Rockies entered the offseason with a payroll bordering on the highest in team history. Despite flirting with the idea of moving Arenado and his mega deal, Colorado largely stood pat. When the 2020 season begins, they will confront their rivals in the NL West with close to the same team that racked up 91 losses a year ago.
- Jose Mujica, RHP: $563K, split contract
- Total spend: $563K
Trades and Claims
- Trevor Story, SS: Two years, $27.5MM (includes $2MM signing bonus, $8MM salary in 2020, $17.5MM salary in 2021)
- Scott Oberg, RHP: Three years, $13MM deal ($2MM in 2020, $4MM in 2021, $7MM in 2022, $8MM team option for 2023)
Notable Minor League Signings
- Eric Stamets, Daniel Bard, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tim Collins, Elias Diaz, Kelby Tomlinson, Chris Owings, Mike Gerber, Tim Melville (re-signed), Zac…