The Colorado Rockies announced on Wednesday that they have signed their starting center fielder Charlie Blackmon to a huge extension that could keep him in Denver through 2023.
The agreement is for six years and has two player options, the Rockies mentioned in their Twitter post.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com and TheAthletic.com, Blackmon's deal is for six years and $108 million dollars with player options for 2022 and 2023. If he only completes the first four years of the deal he would be paid $75M for his services.
His player options for 2022 is worth $21M and 2023 is for $10M with escalators that could bring up the amount to $18M, mentioned Rosenthal.
Source: Blackmon extension is six years, $108M, including player options in 2022 and ‘23. If he remains with #Rockies for just first four years, deal will be worth $75M. Player options valued at $21M for ‘22 and $10M for ‘23 with escalators that could increase ‘23 salary to $18M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 4, 2018
The deal also includes a $2M signing bonus for Blackmon, as well as some no-trade provisions, according to Rosenthal.
Source: Blackmon deal includes $2M signing bonus and limited no-trade provision. If 1st, 2nd or 3rd in MVP from ‘18 to ‘22, salary in ‘23 would increase by $2M. If 4th or 5th, increase would be $1M. Salary in ‘23 also can jump $5M with 400 PAs in ‘22. Escalators max out at $8M.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 4, 2018
Blackmon has been one of the best hitters in all of Major League Baseball for some years now and was viewed as one of the best free agents to hit the market next offseason, obviously, that won't be happening.
"Chuck Nasty", 31, as he is known around baseball, won the National League batting title last season with a .331 average and finished fifth in MVP voting. He hit 37 home runs and drove in 104 runs.
His 103 RBIs and 383 total bases from the leadoff spot were both big-league records.