Colorado Rockies: Look how happy Nolan Arenado was to see CarGo
So how has your week been so far? However you have fared, it probably hasn’t had the good vibes that Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies have experienced as part of the 2018 Rockies reunion tour in Scottsdale, Arizona.
On Monday, the Rockies made it official by announcing the Gonzalez had signed a one-year contract to return to Colorado. Not only was this news met with great excitement by Rockies fans, but Colorado’s All-Star third baseman was pretty excited about it as well.
As we discussed in this article, keeping Arenado happy is one of the most important things right now as the Rockies and the Gold and Platinum Glove winning third baseman start looking ahead to the end of the 2019 season when the soon-to-be 27-year-old Arenado can start exploring free agency.
Arenado had mentioned how he missed CarGo being in the Rockies clubhouse. On Monday, when Gonzalez officially returned to the Rockies, Arenado showed it for the world to see.
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There are few things in life more important than friends and it’s clear that Arenado and Gonzalez have become more than just teammates in the time they’ve spent together in purple pinstripes. CarGo has played a key role in Nolan’s ascent from promising rookie to the best in Major League Baseball at his position.
Will CarGo return to the form that he showed last September when he rebounded from a dismal season just in time to help push Colorado into the postseason? That’s one of the biggest questions now facing the Rockies heading into the 2018 season.
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However, no matter what CarGo does at the plate or in the field, there is an absolute sense that his presence in the clubhouse will be valuable for a young and hungry Colorado team looking to make Rocktober a reality for the second consecutive season. Hey, if it made Nolan happy and Rockies fans happy, the one-year gamble on Gonzalez can’t be a bad thing, right?