De La Rosa is close to signing with the Rockies.

The big news from today is that Jorge De La Rosa is close to a three year deal with the Colorado Rockies.  We heard earlier today that the left hander could decide sooner, rather than later, although Colorado wasn't willing to go more than three years, which seemed to set them at a disadvantage.  However, De La Rosa was comfortable in Colorado, according to Ken Rosenthal:
But De La Rosa is comfortable in Colorado and works well with Rockies pitching coach Bob Apodaca. His desire to stay with the team, combined with a strong financial offer, apparently convinced him to stay.
De La Rosa received a three year, $32-33 M deal, which was my initial guess for his price tag.  I also guessed that the Pirates would probably have to go 4-5 years a...

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