The theme of the 2019 Rockies, for me, is uncertainty, and to continue with that theme, let’s see what’s going on with Nolan Arenado.
Well, after him and the Rockies came in with very different views, in terms of value, per Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic on Twitter, they will go to salary arbitration to settle what Arenado will make in 2019.
While $30 million is a pretty steep price to pay for any player, Nolan deserves it, and for the Rockies to offer $24M seemed like a slap in the face to me. Yeah, it’s a lot of money, but my goodness, if you wanna sign the guy he’s going to make $29-30M or more per season, anyways. And what’s the penny pinching all about?
It’s not like you’re trying to save money because you spent it elsewhere. You signed Daniel Murphy. That’s it.
The Rockies believe Nolan is worth $24 million, which is not a dig, but it’s much lower than what Nolan wants and Nolan wants what he would likely have gotten, maybe even less, if he were a free agent.
The Rockies need to get their priorities straight and give Arenado what he wants or darn close to it, because if this relationship, which seems rocky at the moment, gets any worse, it could be all but guaranteed that All-World talent Nolan Arenado is a goner in the next 12 months.