SNY’s Andy Martino reported yesterday that we shouldn’t sleep on the Yankees on acquiring Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies so, today, we’ll look at what the Yankees could offer the Colorado Rockies in a trade.
Before you get all worked up, it’s a very distinct possibility that the Colorado Rockies will not be able to resign Nolan Arenado. He’ll demand well over $30 million per season (he’s already asking for $30 million in arbitration for 2019) and at least a seven year contract, likely putting him in the $250 million + territory. With a slew of bad free agent signings (and extensions) put out by Jeff Bridich and company the past few offseasons, the Rockies will likely not be able to afford it.
At least in my opinion, they would not be doing their due diligence if they didn’t at least explore the trade market for him (and all their players, in general, as, for me at least, there is no such thing as an untouchable player). After all, they’d at least get something more if they traded him now compared to let him go in free agency, where they’d get a low first or high second round draft pick after extending him a qualifying offer (which he would not accept as it would be a pay cut and only for one season).
So, with out further ado, let’s look at what a deal with the Yankees could look like.