Colorado Rockies Open to Trade third baseman Nolan Arenado!
What? The Rockies are “willing to listen” to trade proposals regarding third baseman Nolan Arenado, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Read on…
Rockies are willing to listen to trade inquiries on superstar 3B Nolan Arenado (and anyone else); they’ve gotten many calls on him since trade deadline. Would shake up monster 3B market (Rendon, Donaldson, Bryant) but no one sees as likely yet. Has full no-trade so up to him.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2019
CelebNSports247.com reports that third baseman Nolan Arenado days with the Colorado Rockies may be coming to an end.
A monkey wrench has just been thrown into the third-base market this offseason.
Arenado signed a monster extension with the Rockies before the 2019 season for eight years and $260 million. The deal pays him $35 million per season between 2020 and 2024 and finishes with $32 million in 2025 and $27 million in 2026, which is his age 35 season. The deal also includes an opt-out after his age 31 season in 2021.
This screws up everything for Nolan. If he hits the market, Arenado would have to waive his no-trade clause.
Arenado finished the 2019 season with a .315 average and 41 home runs across 155 games. Largely durable, Arenado has played in at least 155 games in each of his past five seasons. He also has five top-10 finishes in the NL MVP voting over that span, with three top-five finishes.
Nolan Arenado is the latest name to add to the third-base market this offseason. The list already includes free agents Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rendon, along with Kris Bryant, who is rumored to be available via trade.