Betancourt to take his time … Multiyear deal possible?
Players have until midnight tonight to accept or reject arbitration offers from their teams, and we’re hearing that Rockies righty reliever Rafael Betancourt may take until the last minute. His representatives are talking with four or five teams that are interested, but any team that signs him will have to give up an early pick in the 2010 Draft because Betancourt is a Type A free agent.
It’s been reported that Betancourt rejected a two-year deal from the Rockies. We hear today that he “temporarily” rejected the Rockies’ offer. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Betancourt ends up with the Rockies’ multi-year offer.