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Rockies Abreu bid topped $60M

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07:19 AM ET 10.29 | The man who might have filled Todd Helton's shoes, Jose Abreu, was briefly within reach last week. The Rockies aggressively pursued the Cuban superstar. I reported last week that they placed multiple bids on the 6-foot-3, 250-pound slugger. The amount was unknown. This weekend, sources said the Rockies reached $63 million, just shy of the White Sox's winning bid of six years, $68 million. Rockies' ownership gave clearance to spend the money on Abreu. It's unlikely that the Rockies would reach $60 million on another free agent this winter. ... Given the success of countrymen Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig, he represented a worthy gamble. However, the Rockies' willingness to spend $10 million annually on any player is an intriguing development. It potentially opens up more doors.

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October 29, 2013  11:22 AM ET

Ownership needs to spend no doubt

 
October 29, 2013  09:35 PM ET

It is easy to claim they offered $60 million now. I doubt very much they did.

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