Colorado Rockies: Comparing Nolan Arenado’s value to the other big three

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ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 13: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits at third base during a pitching change in the seventh inning with Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 13: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits at third base during a pitching change in the seventh inning with Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, COLORADO – MAY 09: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates after crossing home plate after hitting a 2 RBI home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on May 09, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The jury is still out but, after one season, the Rockies and Angels have won the big contract sweepstakes. In my opinion, the Angels are actually underpaying the 27-year-old Trout and once some of their bad contracts (i.e. Albert Pujols) come off the books, they will be able to build a roster around him.

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For the Rockies, not only did Arenado play up to his contract, they also have something the other three teams don’t have: An opt-out after the 2021 season. If the Rockies continue to struggle the next two seasons, Arenado could leave for greener pastures, freeing up a ton of payroll for Rockies. This would be a good thing for both parties.

Machado may be in the best situation since the Padres have one of the best minor league farm systems in the MLB. With a small payroll and a lot of trade pieces, the Padres could easily build a roster around the 26-year-old. As long as 2019 was just a bad season for Machado, the Padres could be a team to reckon with in the coming seasons.

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I have said it before and I will say it again, in my biased opinion, Bryce Harper is the most overrated player in all of baseball. The fact that the Phillies will be paying the career .276/.385/.512 hitter almost $30 million a year until he is 38 years old is almost laughable. I dare Harper to prove me wrong, but I believe the Phillies are going to regret the day he signed on that dotted line.

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