The Rockies’ free-agent picture and subsequent game plan is beginning to take shape. As expected, the Rockies offered right-hander closer Greg Holland a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer Monday, a major-league source confirmed. Holland became a free agent Sunday after turning down his $15 million player option for the 2018 season. The Rockies did not make a qualifying offer to three-time all-star right fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who is now a free agent. Holland is expected to turn down the qualifying offer and remain a free agent. Still, the Rockies will make a push on the open market to bring Holland back to Colorado. “I do believe we will be in touch with Holland’s representatives about next year, assuming he formally turns down his player option with us,” Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich told The Denver Post at season’s end. Colorado will likely have competition from other teams that are interested in Holland. Various media reports say that St. Louis will attempt to sign Holland.
Greg Holland receives $17.4 million qualifying offer from Rockies
Denver Post | Nov 6