Blake St. Ball TV: Can Colorado Rockies keep Nolan Arenado long-term?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in thirteen innings to win the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 02: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates defeating the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in thirteen innings to win the National League Wild Card Game at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado has made a name for himself in Denver. But with only one year remaining on his contract, the biggest question on the minds of Rockies fans is, “Where will Arenado call home in 2020?”

Recent comments by Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort following Arenado’s arbitration settlement, have caused a stir in the baseball community. Monfort’s suggestion that Nolan Arenado could sign a long-term extension with the Rockies in the near future put Rockies fans on the edge of their seat, hoping for a positive outcome.

Their excitement is well-placed. Arenado has been an offensive juggernaut in recent years, averaging 41 home runs and 129 RBI with a .297 batting average since 2015. Arenado has led the National League in home runs three of the past four years and led the NL in RBI two of those seasons. From 2015-2018, Arenado posted three consecutive seasons of 130 or more RBI.

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It is not just the numbers on the back of his card that make Arenado such a dynamic player, however. His ability to come through in the clutch and his drive to win help make him a perennial MVP candidate.

That offensive prowess combined with his impeccable defense is why people are already considering him a potential future hall-of-famer.

Recently, Blake Street Ball looked at Arenado’s contract situation and the likelihood that he will sign an extension in the coming days:

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Though the Colorado Rockies are loaded with talent, Nolan Arenado is the team’s heart and soul. If they can keep him around, they will be a very dangerous team for a long time into the future.

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