Colorado Rockies: What a Nolan Arenado trade to the Yankees could look like
The one person who I’d bet would definitely be in the deal is the Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar. The Rockies would be getting five years of control on Andujar and he would replace Arenado at third. Last season, in his rookie season, in 149 games, he hit .297/.328/.527 with 27 home runs, 92 RBI, 47 doubles, and he came in 2nd in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.
The main thing that the Rockies would lose in acquiring Andujar is a Gold Glove defender at third base as Andujar had a mind boggling -25 Defensive Runs Saved at third base last year (Arenado had a down year last year and still had 5 DRS). That -25 number put him tied for fourth worst in the entire sport last year (Charlie Blackmon was the in center field for the Rockies with -28 DRS, hence, why he will likely move to a corner outfield spot in 2019).
Since he just finished his rookie season, his defense has plenty of time to get better. Plus, if he were to come to Denver, he would have Trevor Story directly to his left, who is a plus defender at short (16 DRS in the past 3 seasons).
The Yankees, as a result of acquiring Arenado, would not have a spot for him anyways so it only makes sense that he would be in a deal.