Rockies offer multiyear deals to Street, Barmes, Iannetta

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are waiting to hear back after offering multiyear deals to closer Huston Street, infielder Clint Barmes and catcher Chris Iannetta.
Street, who is just one year away from free agency, received a three-year offer. He made $4.5 million last season and is likely due to a bump to $7 million-$8 million next year after performing as one of the NL’s best closers in his first full year in Colorado. The Rockies would presumably need to offer at least $24 million over three years to get a deal done.
We’ve already gone over the Barmes situation. The Rockies’ proposal to him is likely for two guaranteed years with an option for 2012, his first year of free agency.
The offer to Iannetta is something of a surprise, given that he lost his job to Yorvit Torrealba during the second half of the season. Iannetta is still three years away from free agency, and considering that he was just a part-timer last season, he’d likely be giving up considerable earnings potential in return for some security now. It’d be in his best interests to do a one-year deal with an eye towards getting something longer done next winter.

Anthony Rendon is open to an extension with the Nationals

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Third baseman Anthony Rendon is reportedly open to a contract extension with the Nationals, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post said Sunday. Rendon told reporters that he didn’t know if agent Scott Boras would discuss an extension with the club, contrary to previous reports confirming the two had already started that conversation.

Rendon, 27, is coming off of his best career year to date. He finished the 2017 season batting .301/.403/.533 with 25 home runs and 100 RBI through 605 plate appearances, good enough to earn him sixth place in NL MVP voting. He made his third postseason appearance after helping Nationals through the National League Division Series, and contributed a pair of extra-base hits before the team was eliminated by the Cubs in Game 5.

Rendon is still arbitration-eligible through 2019, but stands to receive a hefty payday once he enters free agency in 2020. While it stands to reason that the Nats would want to lock up a player who contributed a whopping 6.9 fWAR last year, making him the most valuable player on their roster, an extension appeals to Rendon as well. “Why not stay with one organization?” he said Sunday. The 2018 season will be his sixth with the team.