If your a Rockies fan living in Colorado, you woke to snow on the ground and what will likely be the team's new first basemen for the next six years.
Texas Rangers center fielder Ian Desmond (20) reacts as umpire Will Little signals him out after being caught stealing second base during the first inning of an Major League Baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 in Houston. The caveat of the deal was that Desmond would need to transition to the outfield, a position he had played only sparingly early in his professional career.
The Desmond signing could be a precursor to another move - CarGo is certainly no stranger to the trade rumor mill, though there would be a ton of interest in the underrated Blackmon as well - or another position change. Desmond and/or Gonzalez could man the position going forward.
It's interesting to note the Rockies now have a full outfield with Carlos Gonzalez and David Dahl flanking center fielder Charlie Blackmon.
Desmond thrived with the Rangers, bouncing back from his mediocre 2015 campaign to post a 3.3-fWAR season in which he batted.285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs, 29 doubles, 86 runs batted in, and a 106 wRC+.
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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the value of Desmond's deal with the Rockies is $70 million.
Because Desmond turned down the Rangers' $17.2 million qualifying offer last month, Texas receives an extra selection after the first round of June's amateur draft.
Rosenthal also noted the team plans to use him at first base and in the outfield.
Last offseason the qualifying offer caused Desmond's market to dry up.