The Colorado Rockies have traded star third baseman Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals, as indicated by a report from Ken Rosenthal.
There are no affirmed reports for the players making a beeline for Colorado yet, and the arrangement is as yet being resolved by all sides–including the MLB Players Association and Arenado himself. We will refresh when the last take of players is affirmed.
Rosenthal says the Rockies will send around $50 million to the Cardinals to help cover the rest of the almost $200 million remaining of Arenado’s agreement, which will keep going for six additional years.
He likewise says Arenado has consented to concede a portion of his agreement, further helping the hit the Cardinals should pay the third baseman.
Reports prior in the day showed the Cardinals and Rockies were gaining ground on an arrangement.
While it was a smart thought by the Mets to look into an Arenado bargain, Joel Sherman today affirmed the Mets weren’t in on talking any deal for Arenado with the Rockies.
This is the second monstrous trade the Cardinals have made for a corner infielder. They will presently enter the 2021 season with Paul Goldschmidt and Arenado monitoring the corners, making for one of the better corner pairings in the class.
In the event that Kolten Wong re-signs with the group, presently we could discuss the group having one of the better defensive infields in late memory, as well.