Well, the Houston Astros’ World Series celebration tour seems to finally be fizzling out. That winter chill is in the Mile High air. Thanksgiving has passed us by. That’s right folks…welcome to the baseball offseason. This offseason is sure to be as eventful as ever with some big names on the trading block, and a group of very productive free agents out there for the signing. As Rox Pile’s James LaGrow wrote, the Rockies should have a strategy in place to address this offseason. However, I imagine there is something lingering in the back of minds of the Rockies’ front office, as it relates to the future and direction of the team…the contract situation for Nolan Arenado.
Keeping it in the spirit of the recent Thanksgiving holiday that just came and went, I want to guess what Nolan Arenado was thankful for this baseball season…besides family, health and all that stuff, of course.
The Wild Card finish in a stacked division has to be at the top of his list. His teammate, Charlie Blackmon’s historic season in the leadoff spot has to right up there too. However, I am guessing he’s pretty thankful for all that precious metal he was awarded this season. That is a lot of bling for the young, Rockies third basemen, who was the recipient of 2017’s Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and Platinum glove.
Arenado, who just turned 26 years old in April, has emerged as the premier third basemen in Major League Baseball…and will surely be paid as such.