While there are some options for trades with Nolan Arenado, we certainly would love to keep him here in Denver. He has said that he wants to win, and win the Rockies did in 2018. No, they didn’t get too far into the postseason, but they reached the playoffs two years in a row, something they had not done before. Going into 2019, they should have some real potential.
Basically, it’s time for the Rockies to put it all on the table for what they’re willing to offer Arenado. The sooner a deal can be made, the better, as it will affect team planning for the next year or so. When it comes down to it, this is a business, but when a player like Arenado comes around, it’s all too easy to become attached and wish to hang onto him. It’s largely up to Arenado, too. If he doesn’t have a desire to play here, he won’t be successful. So, it comes down to whether or not they can find a mutual understanding and agreement.
There are probably very few, if any Rockies fans who were excited for the World Series matchup we are witnessed. Jeff Bailey at the Denver Post breaks down four reasons that we should have chosen the Dodgers as the lesser of the two evils. First, there is the sense of division pride. The NL West is a tough division, and the Dodgers winning would add some solid proof of this. Next is the insurmountable grudge against the Red Sox. It’s hard to root for the team that beat the Rockies in their sole appearance in the World Series. The Red Sox have also won the World Series more recently, three times in the last fifteen years. The Dodgers haven’t won since 1988, and it’s always better to see a team that hasn’t won get that honor. Finally, it’s hard to side with fans who also cheer for the Patriots.
The Red Sox ultimately won the Series. It turns out it wasn’t so bad watching the Dodgers lose.