Fowler is the second player to sign for more than one year. But the high price the Rockies asked showed Fowler how the team really felt, and he's still here. "I'm not really worrying about it I have a job," said a laughing Fowler, who doesn't have to report to camp until Saturday but was here on Sunday to star in one of the club's TV commercials. Hearings, during which both sides present their arguments and a panel chooses either the request or the offer, can be contentious, but Fowler is stepping back and appreciating the fact that either way, his payday will be a good one. He didn't worry last spring, when he hit .149 in 21 games and was so out of sync that then-manager Jim Tracy often batted him eighth in the order instead of leadoff during the first part of the season. The Rockies went into arbitration not necessarily looking to give out multiyear contracts, but amended that to say they were open to such contracts if the players and their representatives put together likeable proposals.