The Rockies decided not to tender a 2010 contract to 30-year old righty swinging 3B Garrett Atkins making him a free agent. Atkins had a rough year in 2009 which led to his time ending in Colorado. Atkins played in 126 games last season for the Rockies and he was 80 for 354 (.226 avg, .650 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 9 homers and 48 RBIs. Atkins played in 773 games in his 7 years with the Rockies and he was 805 for 2,788 (.289 avg, .811 OPS) with 394 runs scored, 98 homers, 479 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. With Ian Stewart stepping up last season it made the decision to let Atkins walk a lot easier.