We at Purple Row grow weary of these Nolan Arenado “trade rumors.” In this particular article, MLB.com proposes six trade options and then tells you why they won’t happen.
Now I’m not a fancy, big-city baseball writer, but I thought I’d try my hand at some trade proposals as well. Let me know what you think.
1. A Braves trade that involves pitching
Braves get: Nolan Arenado
Rockies get: Max Fried, Mike Foltynewicz, Bryse Wilson and Austin Riley.
The Rockies get young pitching, a young power threat and a slightly experienced fireballer in need of a rebound year. Seems like a decent trade package.
Pros: Lots of potential
Cons: Fried’s curve may not play as well at Coors
2. An intradivision talent swap
Dodgers get: Nolan Arenado
Rockies get: Dustin May, Gavin Lux and Walker Buehler
This one would definitely be worth consideration. Maybe we could even convince the Dodgers to throw in Kike Hernandez. He seems fun.
Pros: Two hard-throwing, young pitchers; might make the Dodgers sad
Cons: Definitely not a realistic possibility
3. Nolan for Nolan
Rockies get: Nolan Arenado, GM
Nolan has said he can’t play GM, but what if he could? The Rockies would have to give up an elite third baseman, but they’d get the front-office shakeup many fans have been craving.
Pros: New GM
4. A franchise player
A’s get: Nolan Arenado
Rockies get: The Oakland A’s (7-year deal)
The A’s had an operating income of $33 million in 2018, so this is basically a wash from a financial standpoint.
Pros: Lots of new players to choose from
Cons: Relocation fees
5. Ending the trade rumors once and for all
Rockies get: Nolan Arenado
Rockies get: Trevor Story and Jon Gray
With this option, the Rockies get an elite third baseman and shortstop and a potentially elite starting pitcher. Seems fair for everyone involved!
Pros: No more articles about “Will the Rockies trade Arenado, Story or Gray?”
6. A money-saving suggestion
Hi-Chew gets: Nolan Arenado
Rockies get: 84 million packs of Hi-Chew (includes an opt-out after 24 million packs)
If the Rockies wanted to save some cash, at least they wouldn’t have to pay Nolan’s salary and their Hi-Chew budget.
Cons: Tooth decay
7. The clear winner
Evil necromancer gets: Nolan Arenado
Rockies get: The reanimated corpses of the 1927 New York Yankees
Pros: That was a really good team, zombies may scare opposing players
Cons: Unclear how team would be affected by differing eras, death; not technically possible
Two out of two fan blogs agree!
Wondering who they picked for the Rockies?
I’ll give you a hint: The Rockies aren’t going to trade him this offseason.
The Athletic gives the Rockies an F for their offseason performance thus far, which makes sense, since they haven’t done anything this offseason.
To be fair, I would argue that doing nothing is better than trading Nolan Arenado.
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