By: Daniel Satter
Today, the Rockies added a power bat. Signing Reynolds is a good pickup for a young team by bringing a former winner, leadership, and versatility.
Now, I thought Ben Paulsen had a good enough season to take over the first base job, but the Rockies are thinking in another way by bringing in Reynolds to hit against left handed pitching. Reynolds’ versatility includes him playing multiple positions like first base, third base, and the corner outfield spots. Now, another way the Rockies could play both at the same time is to move Paulsen to the outfield and trade one of their outfielders.
Next, with Coors Field being a hitters park, Reynolds can easily hit 20 homers platooning with Paulsen or maybe 40 homers if Reynolds plays everyday. Reynolds had a decent 2015 season by playing 140 games with the mighty Cardinals and produced a stat line of .230/.315/.398/.713 with 13 homers while driving in 48 RBIs in 432 plate appearances.
Finally, Reynolds is receiving a one year deal worth $2.6 mil with a chance to earn more money in incentives. Deal was reported by Jon Heyman.