The Colorado Rockies have been the home to third baseman Nolan Arenado for the last eight seasons. However, trade talks this offseason have turned into actions. On Friday, it was reported that the Rockies have dealt the five-time All-Star to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for assets including players and finances upwards of $50 million.
Arenado, an eight-time Gold Glove and four-time Silver Slugger winner, is scheduled to make $35 million during the 2021 season. During the shortened 2020 season, Arenado maintained a .253 batting average to go with eight home runs and 26 RBIs.
Prior to the deal becoming official, there will be a few hoops to jump through. Arenado has an official no trade clause, which he will need to waiver before any progress can be made. In addition, a 2022 player option is implemented in his contract. Logically, all parties involved would need to take a second look at the current status of his contract, ensuring that he remains in St. Louis for years to come.