On Friday the Colorado Rockies locked in Charlie Blackmon's contract for the 2018 season and now the club only has four players left with yet to be determined contracts. Blackmon's by far was the most interesting and now it's very easy to project what the Rockies' opening day payroll would be if the season started with their current roster.
First, whose contracts are locked in alongside Blackmon's.
As of now, the Rockies have 11 players with guaranteed money and two players off the roster making "dead money."
Those players are as listed:
Ian Desmond $22 million
Nolan Arenado $17.75 million
Wade Davis $16 million
Charlie Blackmon $14 million
Gerardo Parra $10 million
Bryan Shaw $7.5 million
Jake McGee $7 million
Mike Dunn $7 million
Adam Ottavino $7 million Jose Reyes $4 million (dead)
Chris Iannetta $3.6 million
Chris Rusin $1.29 million Alexi Amarista $150 thousand (dead)
That adds up to $117.3 million committed. But that's not all they'll have to pay for.