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Carlos Gonzalez | Outfielder | #5

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / ARZ
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Carlos Gonzalez could get some work at first base during spring training, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said recently.
"CarGo at first base is something we've talked about introducing a little bit this spring, but it's more of a potential longterm outlook," Weiss said. With the trade of Corey Dickerson there is no longer an immediate need to move the 30-year-old from a corner outfield spot, but up-and-coming outfield prospects David Dahl and Raimel Tapia could push him out sooner than later. We're not likely to see much of CarGo at first base this season, but it's something to keep in mind for the future. Jan 28 - 10:49 PM

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Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said during an appearance on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" show Tuesday that a recent report that he guaranteed Carlos Gonzalez he would not be traded was "overblown."

"He's been one of the cornerstone guys for us," explained Bridich. "So you have to think long and hard before you even consider listening on a guy like that. Just as much as he would be a value to another team, he's a value to us." The Rockies have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $27.5 million deal with Gerardo Parra, which likely sets the stage for a trade involving Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. Bridich indicated that he has been listening to offers, but hasn't found the right deal. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two seasons and could be an appealing alternative to the likes of Yoenis Cespedes and Dexter Fowler.
Jan 19 - 2:57 PM

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles, Cardinals, White Sox, and Angels are among the teams who have inquired on Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez this winter.

The Giants and Nationals also looked into the possibility, but they have both acquired outfielders since. The Rockies have reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with Gerardo Parra, which almost certainly sets up a trade involving Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two years and might be Colorado's best trade chip. Heyman notes that Kevin Gausman has been the sticking point in talks with the Orioles.
Jan 13 - 8:46 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rockies and Orioles are engaged in "ongoing trade talks" regarding Colorado's outfielders.

With Gerardo Parra signed, Colorado is expected to cash in on their surplus and look for a deal involving Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson. They will almost certainly ask for pitching in return. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two years. Meanwhile, Blackmon is under team control through 2018 and Dickerson won't be a free agent until after 2019. Their availability presents an interesting alternative as high-profile free agents like Chris Davis, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, and Dexter Fowler remain on the open market.
Jan 12 - 1:35 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals are talking to the Rockies about a trade for an outfielder.

No word on the specifics involved, but the Rockies have made Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon, and Corey Dickerson available. Coming off a huge second half, Gonzalez suddenly looks like a nice value with two years and $37 million remaining on his contract. Blackmon is under team control through 2018 while Dickerson won't be a free agent until after the 2019 season. Trading for any of them would require a major haul.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports reports that the Nationals have spoken to the Rockies about Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon.

The Nats are in the market for a left-handed hitting outfielder, and both Rockies would certainly fit the bill. After a slow start to his 2015 season, Gonzalez finished by slashing .295/.339/.617 with 36 homers and 84 RBI over his final 112 games. It's unclear what the Nationals would be willing to give up in such a deal, but Gonzalez's bat would look mighty nice in the middle of their lineup.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 03:22:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals have had trade discussions with the Rockies about Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson.

The Royals haven't given up hope of re-signing Alex Gordon, but they're preparing a variety of Plan B options. The asking price for Gonzalez is reportedly sky-high, which is understandable after he hit .271/.325/.540 with 40 home runs and 97 RBI last season. Blackmon and Dickerson would also probably cost a pretty penny, especially since they're under team control for a while.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have engaged in trade discussions with the Rockies.

Goold doesn't say who the two clubs talked about, but Carlos Gonzalez being a target of the Cards after they lost out on Jason Heyward would make sense. The report also states that St. Louis has "explored the cost" of Chris Davis. A previous report from USA Today's Bob Nightengale stated that the Cardinals "now have sights set" on Alex Gordon. In other words, St. Louis has options as they seek a bat.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 01:59:00 PM

Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rockies would be willing to move left-handed-hitting outfielders Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson.

Presumably, they wouldn't trade all three, though that's not a given. Gonzalez is the biggest name in the group. The 30-year-old slugger started the 2015 slowly enough before turning it on the second half. The Orioles, among others, have reportedly asked about Gonzalez. He'll make $37 million over the next two seasons.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:45:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are one of a few teams to check in on Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

The Orioles are hoping to retain Chris Davis, but they are also exploring alternatives, including Justin Upton. CarGo had a huge second half and is owed $37 million over the next two seasons, which is very reasonable in this market, so the asking price would be considerable. The Orioles probably don't have the pieces to beat out other teams.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 02:13:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that there has been a "flurry" of trade talks involving Carlos Gonzalez.

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich has already said that multiple teams have asked about CarGo, but it sounds like some substantial talks could be taking place. The 29-year-old could be an appealing alternative for teams who don't want to pay big money for the likes of Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, or Chris Davis. CarGo is owed $37 million over the next two seasons before becoming a free agent.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the 29-year-old slugger. He has hit an absurd .281/.336/.643 with 27 homers and 61 RBI over 68 games since the All-Star break.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 07:21:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez hit his 40th home run of the season, but the Rockies dropped Tuesday's contest in 11 innings to the Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez finished 2-for-5. He hit an RBI single to open the scoring in the second inning, then added a solo homer in the third inning. Both hits came against lefty starter Robbie Ray. Gonzalez joins teammate Nolan Arenado in the 40-homer club. He's also knocked in 96 runs while batting .269/.324/.542.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:25:00 AM

Carlos Gonzalez hit a walk-off two-run homer to defeat the Dodgers 8-6 on Saturday.

The Rockies jumped out to a four-run lead early in the game only to watch the Dodgers tie things up in the sixth inning. Gonzalez made sure this one wouldn't just fall into a long, long list of Colorado losses, though, stepping up with a runner on in the ninth inning and belting a two-run homer off Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia to end the whole shebang. The 29-year-old slugger has risen from the ashes to slash .267/.323/.539 with 39 homers and 93 RBI this season.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez launched his 38th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Rockies to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Dodgers.

The entire Rockies starting outfield all went deep against Mike Bolsinger in the fourth inning, with Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson all getting in on the fun. The 29-year-old outfielder also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with three runs scored. He's hitting .263/.321/.531 with 38 homers and 91 RBI on the season. Gonzalez has smashed 34 of his long balls in the last 97 games.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 11:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Tom Murphy
1B1Ben Paulsen
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3Trevor Story
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Raimel Tapia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Chris Rusin
4Jon Gray
5Jordan Lyles
6Tyler Chatwood
7Tyler Anderson
8Carlos Estevez
9Antonio Senzatela
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Jason Motte
3Chad Qualls
4Boone Logan
5Justin Miller
6Jairo Diaz
7Chris Rusin
8Miguel Castro
9Adam Ottavino
10David Hale
11Jason Gurka