3B - STL
According to Mark Feinsand, the trade between the Rockies and Cardinals is official. The Cardinals officially acquired Nolan Arenado plus cash considerations for Austin Gomber, Elehuris Montero, Tony Locey, Mateo Gil, and Jake Sommers.
In 2020, Nolan Arenado finished with eight home runs, 23 runs, and 26 RBI with a .253 batting average. He dealt with a shoulder injury in 2020 that likely impacted his production. Although it's a home ballpark downgrade in St. Louis, he's a good enough hitter that he should make up for any initial struggles. If his ADP continues to fall, then swoop him up at his current NFBC ADP of 35.30 over the past month.
The Rockies have traded 3B Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals on Friday.
St. Louis acquired Rockies star 3B Nolan Arenado on Friday. The details of the trade are unknown at this time, but Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reports that the Rockies will send $50 million as part of the deal. Arenado will need to waive his no-trade clause and can still opt out after the 2021 season. The 29-year-old struggled in 2020, slashing .253/.303/.404 across 182 at-bats for Colorado in 2020. Arenado will look to bounce back in 2021 and is expected to serve as the Cardinals everyday 3B once the deal is finalized.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cardinals and Rockies are discussing a trade involving Nolan Arenado. At this point, it's mostly speculation, but the trade rumors involving Arenado have been happening.
Nolan Arenado struggled a bit in 2020, but he's consistent and hardly misses time. From 2015-2019, Arenado averaged 39 home runs, 103 runs, 124 RBI, and two steals with a high batting average ranging from .287-.315. It would be a slight home ballpark downgrade if Arenado moved to the Cardinals, but he's a proven hitter that should adjust.
Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Wednesday morning that the Colorado Rockies "want to engage" on trade talks with the New York Mets regarding Nolan Arenado.
"The team that I am watching very carefully -- that I was told even this week is the team the Rockies want to engage with -- is the New York Mets," Morosi reported. He adds that Colorado prefers not to trade Arenado to the Dodgers since they play in the same division. A possible deal could be based around Robinson Cano (to offset some of the money), Brandon Nimmo, and a prospect. Of course, the Mets wouldn't be giving up all that much in this hypothetical, which makes it more of a salary dump for the Rockies. Arenado has six years and $199 million remaining on his contract.
Jon Morosi of the MLB Network is reporting that the Dodgers are interested in trading for Colorado Rockies’ star 3B Nolan Arenado.
The Dodgers are rumored to trade for the Rockies’ star 3B. “Arenado can opt out of his contract and sign elsewhere following the ’21 season, leaving the Rockies with only a Draft pick as compensation; and if Arenado doesn’t opt out, he’s due $164 million from ’22 through ’26, a significant obligation as the Rockies contemplate the financial implications of COVID-19,” per Morosi. Arenado would join a loaded Dodgers’ lineup if dealt, but the downside for Arenado is leaving hitter-friendly Coors Field. The 29-year-old 3B was dealing with AC joint inflammation and a left shoulder bone bruise at the end of September. His shoulder is fine and reportedly 100 percent. Arenado hit .259 with 36 home runs, 107 RBI, 93 runs scored across 756 plate appearances on the road from 2018-2020.