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Report: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies Discussing Contract Extension

Augusto Cárdenas, a Venezuelan sports writer for Diario Panorama, reports that Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has confirmed he and his agent, Scott Boras, are in discussions with Rockies management on a long-term contract:

CarGo just confirmed his agent (Scott Boras) has been negociating a long term contract with the #Rockiesless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

However, this shouldn't be viewed in the same light as the mega-deal shortstop Troy Tulowitzki just signed with the Rockies. It will likely buyout Gonzalez's arbitration years and nothing more, as Troy Renck tweets. Renck also points out that this would provide cost-certainty for the Rockies in future payroll budgets.

Gonzalez led the National League with a .336 batting average in 2010 and competed for the Triple Crown in September. He went on to win a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger Award and a third-place finish in NL MVP voting. The Rockies would do well in locking him up through his arbitration years. Gonzalez made near the league minimum in 2010 and becomes arbitration-eligible in 2011.

Check out Purple Row for more on this possible deal.