Colorado Rockies should follow Nolan Arenado’s mindset
No days off is the term that should be used when describing Rockies third basemen Nolan Arenado. Whether in baseball or other aspects of life it’s a good mindset to have. With a team like this it should be plastered all over the clubhouse.
I’ve never seen a man that has been more passionate not only about bettering himself, but the team as a whole and his teammates than Arenado. This man never stops and most likely won’t stop until he gets his goals accomplished. As of now, this should be exactly how the Rockies should feel. It’s 2018 they’re still fresh off a Wild Card loss that they fought hard to get to. Now where does that leave them?
As of now, everyone’s minds are on these Spring Training games and all the battles that will happen over the course of March. That’s fine and dandy, but I’m eager to see the regular season games as our Kevin Henry talked about how they have some tough road games coming up. Even though there are many young guys, this will be a true test of how this team works well together to obtain a common goal.
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In order for them to reach that goal of winning, they should look to teammate Arenado for advise. If you have all these young guys playing their hearts out, like Nolan Arenado does, this team could do something big, which is what they’re after: something big, something glorious, the World Series.
If you follow Nolan throughout the past few years, you have to notice that while watching a Rockies game, no matter what day, you’re most likely going to see him in the hot corner. This is because he doesn’t like sitting out. Over the past three years, the least amount of games he’s been in for a season was in 2015, which was 157. There’s only 162 in one season, so I’d say he’s doing pretty good for himself.
Now, I’m not saying for these guys to win it all that they all have to play in almost every single game. I’m saying they should have the drive to want to get in and play their hardest to win. The Rockies have a good looking team… on paper, but they need to be good looking as well on the field itself.
The Rockies have got to be as passionate as Nolan Arenado in order to really feel the need to keep going after tough losses, to keep going after getting swept, and to keep going after being in a multi-game losing streak. I know everyone remembers when Nolan was in the dugout yelling in the dugout to former Rockies catcher Nick Hundley, it was a chilling moment to watch.
Last season during the Wild Card we all saw the drive to win in the Rockies. Perhaps they need that early on in April or later in July after the All-Star break, either way it’s this mentality that can get them to another Wild Card game or even the NLDS. Taking after Nolan Arenado may be the best thing the Rockies could do.
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To have someone as passionate and with so much tenacity as Arenado is the type of vibe that’s needed in a clubhouse. Having multiple players with the same agenda as him will get and hopefully keep the Rockies on top.