September 14, 2006
The Arizona Diamondbacks have the day off today before starting a three game series against the Colorado Rockies on Friday. This late in the season especially with the Diamondbacks out of the play-off picture by all but the slimmest of chances, Bob Melvin has given the team a much needed day off. A lot of the players would spend the time with their families or make arrangements for when the season is over. Not all the players had plans for fun today. Luis Gonzalez had a meeting with Arizona Diamondbacks front office personnel to begin talking about his future with the team. Gonzalez has a $10 million team option for next season and there has been speculation most of the season that the team would decline that option making Luis a free agent. Gonzalez has stated that his desire is to continue to play and that he would like to retire as an Arizona Diamondback. The meeting this morning was called to discuss options and alternatives that would allow Luis to return for the 2007 season.