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Nolan Arenado just might still be with the Rockies for life

Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, May 31, 2020

How MLB’s shutdown makes it less likely the Rockies trade superstar Nolan Arenado | CBS Sports

Believe it or not, there was a time when the most dramatic piece of news we were following was the relationship between Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich and all-world third baseman Nolan Arenado. Now, with the drama between the MLB Players Association and the MLB ownership group taking center stage of baseball news, Mike Axisa of CBS Sports here notes why the incentive to trade Nolan has slowly evaporated and, simultaneously, Nolans reasons for sticking with his current contract and not activating his opt out have grown more compelling.

Axisa doesn’t go so far as to make predictions for how the situation will play out, but he does offer potential options. But, for reasons outside of Nolan’s and Bridich’s control, the Rockies may be able to retain the services of said all-world third baseman.

Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they’re banned from MLB | Associated Press

One of the subtle points in the proposed safety protocols for restarting baseball is the removal of mascots from the field. Now, on one hand, this makes sense since there will be no fans in the stadiums to enjoy their antics. On the other hand, why would they need to specifically be banned from the stadiums, especially when inside their costumes? Either way, it begs the question” “Mascots, marvelous or menaces?”



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