Nolan Arenado Has Surprising Message For Rockies
Nolan Arenado has a surprising message for the Rockies.
That message? He is not happy.
Earlier this week, Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich said that he would not be trading away his third baseman prior to Spring Training.
In response, Arenado gave a damning quote to MLB.com writer Thomas Harding.
“There’s a lot of disrespect from people there that I don’t want to be a part of. You can quote that.”
A couple of days later, Arenado opted to clarify his earlier remarks.
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“There has been a lot of stuff going on that nobody knows about and I was reacting to what was said and was out of character for me because Im (sic) very private with my life,” he said in a message to the Denver Post.
“The rockies have been talking to my agent and Me this offseason about a number of things that will remain between us. I will not speak on these things anymore. Im (sic) getting ready for the upcoming season. I’m working hard to get better for my teammates and fans.”
By all accounts, it seems like much of Arenado’s frustration stems from being told that he would be dealt this offseason.
When that did not transpire and Bridich essentially closed the door on the possibility of it happening, the third baseman was understandably ticked off.
Arenado is presently in Year 2 of an eight-year, $260 million deal with the Rockies.
It remains to be seen if the organization ultimately moves him at some point his year.