Carlos Gonzalez: ‘Proud’ to play 10 years in Colorado, OK with free-agency try

Carlos Gonzalez says he has no regrets about his first voyage into free agency.

“I’m glad I’m back. I’m wearing the same uniform I’ve been wearing for the last nine seasons, which is special,” the outfielder said Tuesday, a day after his one-year, $5 million deal to stay with the Colorado Rockies was wholesale jerseys “Not a lot of guys can say [they] played 10 years with one organization, with one uniform. That’s something that makes me feel very proud.”

Gonzalez was batting .214 in mid-July last season but was able to hit like his old self in September as the Rockies made their playoff push. He hit .377 with six homers in the season’s final month as Colorado qualified for the final wild-card spot and its first postseason appearance since 2009, Gonzalez’s first year with the team.

“I thought that was going to be the case every year,” Gonzalez said. “I was like, ‘Man, this is fun.’ But that shows you how hard it is. You got to be able to concentrate and keep your mind right. I think last year was a great example for me. I didn’t have the year that I was used to having every year. But I always kept my mind in the same spot; we were having fun and winning.”

That impressed Black, who was in his first year as Rockies manager.67

“I saw firsthand last year what a big role he played throughout the course of our year, even at a time when he was struggling,nfl jerseys from china which is a great trait to have and is really admirable,” Black said. “He kept his positivity.”