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Rockies news and links for Wednesday, December 18, 2019

6 Arenado trade proposals that could work | MLB.com

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

Cons: Inexperience

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?”

Cons: Paperwork?

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.

Pros: Sugar

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

Here’s why the Nolan Arenado trade rumors aren’t worth your time | Rox Pile

Two out of two fan blogs agree!

The best player on each team this decade | MLB.com

Wondering who they picked for the Rockies?

I’ll give you a hint: The Rockies aren’t going to trade him this offseason.

Handing out midterm offseason grades for all 30 teams | The Athletic ($)

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.

Arenado tops best Rox defensive plays of the ’10s | MLB.com

I’m not sure how you put together a list of the best defensive plays of an entire decade, but these plays were definitely good, and they definitely happened this decade.

Isotopes Announce Warren Schaeffer as New Manager | MiLB.com

You may recall that Glenallen Hill was let go after last season, so the Isotopes were in need of a new manager. They found one.

La ciudad se llama Duke, Nuevo México el estado. Entre la gente beisbolista, su fama se ha propagado ... (From Negro Y Rojo: The Ballad of Warren Schaeffer)

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