"“There have been some conversations. They’ve been good conversations. They’ve been honest conversations. They’ve been adult, forthright. Everything has been above board that way for both sides. I would expect that to continue. It’s not like there’s a perfect timeline or specific timeline. We’d love to him here and he knows that. We’ll see what happens. “We’re focused on Nolan being here with us and competing for the playoffs again. Competing for the NL West title like we did last season.”"
Nolan Arenado is going to dominate much of the talk during this offseason … and that talk won’t quiet down until the Rockies and their All-Star third baseman decide together what that future holds. Trading Arenado is still a possibility and we’ve outlined some potential trade partners in this article.
Bridich made it clear that the Rockies and Arenado are going to work to see if something can be done to keep him in Colorado for many more years. The fact that talks are happening and that they’re happening quietly is a good sign. Neither side is dragging this into the open (part of the adult and forthright part of Bridich’s quote above) for the public to see.
Rockies fans looking for a glimmer of hope that Colorado can keep Arenado can take heart knowing the work has already started. Those who are more pessimistic will focus on the “We’ll see what happens” part of the quote. However, no matter what you believe will happen with Arenado, know this: Neither side wants this to be a distraction for the Rockies in 2019.