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The Rockies face the unfortunate prospect of parting with two franchise-type players in the near future. The reality of being a Rockies’ fan for the next few years includes the fact that trade rumors involving Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki will continue to linger.
Eventually, we might be forced to confront a world in which CarGo and Tulo both play for new teams. That might also include a world in which Tulowitzki plays for the New York Yankees, even if that is not happening right now. If and when we are without those players, we will look for a new franchise player.
As far as that goes, Arenado is a pretty darn good option. He is likable, he is homegrown, and he plays hard. That’s not to mention the fact that he plays elite defense and has a high upside bat. There is a lot to look forward to with Arenado, and we might be even more thankful for him in the near future if he becomes the face of the Rockies.