Rockies Trading Nolan Arenado To Dodgers Or Nationals?

Rockies Trading Nolan Arenado To Dodgers Or Nationals?

Rockies Trading Nolan Arenado To Dodgers Or Nationals?

Are the Rockies trading Nolan Arenado to the Dodgers or Nationals?

That is the question on the minds of MLB front office execs this week as teams scramble to make big moves before the start of the new season.

Arenado signed an eight-year, $260 million contract extension with the Rockies a year ago.

Given the investment that the team has made in him, Colorado would clearly expect a healthy helping of prospects and payroll relief in any possible trade.

According to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, the Rockies have received a lot of interest in a potential Arenado swap. At this point, he thinks there is a fifty-fifty chance that the 28-year-old gets moved.

“Nolan Arenado has roughly a 50/50 chance of being traded, with a half-dozen teams having checked in,” he reported.

Morosi was also careful to note that the Dodgers were not the favorites to pull this deal off.

“The Dodgers are *not* the most likely destination, as Rockies prefer not to trade Arenado in the division,” he tweeted.

One possible landing spot for Arenado is Washington. The Nationals are making a heavy push for free agent Josh Donaldson, but if that doesn’t work out, they also have interesting in swinging something for Arenado.

“Nats pursuing trade options in case Josh Donaldson signs elsewhere, but sources say they’ve been reluctant to make Victor Robles available in discussions with Rockies on Arenado,” Morosi continued.

The big thing to keep in mind right now is that all the leverage is in the hands of the Rockies. Unless an absolutely perfect deal comes along, there is no reason why they would give their star away just to get worse.

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Anthony Amador

A recent graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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