Dexter Fowler Switches Agent, Could Facilitate New Contract With Rockies

DENVER, CO - JUNE 30: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies lays down a bunt that would score a run on an error and where Fowler would be tagged out attempting to reach third base during a game against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Dexter Fowler has switched agents, which could help the Rockies negotiate a new deal with the speedy outfielder.

Dexter Fowler has switched agents from the big contract negotiating Scott Boras to Casey Close, and the agent switch could be the move that pushes Fowler into a new contract from the Rockies. He will likely not come cheap under any agent with the potential he has flashed in 2012, but starting the conversation will be easier with Close doing the negotiating.

He has certainly earned a new contract if the Rockies are planning on giving him that new contract, writes Troy Renck of the Denver Post:

Part of me believes the Rockies should wait until next year's all-star break to reward Fowler, seeing if he can duplicate his breakthrough season. However, Fowler has done everything right to be a core player — becoming more coachable, tightening his right (.313)-left (.304) splits and working out relentlessly in the offseason.

Fowler has been quietly putting together a great season in 2012 despite the team's struggles. His slash line has been .305/.390/.496 to date and he has set a career high with 12 home runs. Barring injury, he is also on pace to set a record high in RBI and triples.

For more on Dexter Fowler and the Colorado Rockies, head over to Purple Row. More news and analysis on the world of baseball can be found over at Baseball Nation, and on SB Nation's YouTube Channel:

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