- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/16/1991 (28)
The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies have discussed a one-for-one trade that would send third baseman Kris Bryant to Colorado in exchange for Nolan Arenado. The Rockies would pay at least some of Arenado's salary ($234 million over the next seven years) in the proposed deal. Apparently Arenado would also love to play for the Cubs. Arenado has been vocal about his frustration with Colorado's front office and felt "disrespected" by the team. His huge contract would be tricky for the Cubs, however. With Bryant becoming a free agent after the 2021 season, his trade value has also increased. Both players are elite fantasy third basemen, with Arenado being the pricier of the two, especially if he remains in hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that if the team makes any more significant additions this offseason that it would likely be via a trade, but a deal for Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is unlikely. It also means that signing outfielder Nicholas Castellanos is probably off the table after the Rangers had been linked to him for much of the offseason. Texas whiffed on landing Josh Donaldson in free agency but did sign Todd Frazier, who will be an option for the hot corner in 2020. Arenado would obviously be a huge score, but it remains to be seen if Texas has the prospect talent to pull a trade of that magnitude off. Arenado also has a full no-trade clause and would have to sign off on a trade.
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made it clear that he is not happy with the team amid trade talks. Theres a lot of disrespect from people there that I dont want to be a part of, Arenado said in a text. You can quote that. General manager Jeff Bridich said on Monday that Arenado is expected to open the 2020 season with Colorado, but trade talks could be back on if Arenado wants out. Teams have been asking about Arenado since the winter meetings in December, and the Rockies have been listening. The 28-year-old is a five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner and has hit at least 37 home runs in each of the last five seasons. The elite athlete hit .315/.379/.583 with 41 homers and 118 RBI last year. He's more attractive in fantasy in Colorado, but Arenado will be a coveted high-end fantasy asset no matter where he's playing.