There have been some rumblings that Nolan Arenado would be the “perfect guy” for the Los Angeles Dodgers but that is something that will not happen.
Jeff Passan of ESPN came under some fire from Colorado Rockies fans on Twitter for suggesting that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado would be the “perfect guy” for the Los Angeles Dodgers to acquire via trade.
He said this on Dodger pitcher Ross Stripling‘s podcast earlier this week.
"“So many of the guys who are on the Dodgers are in their prime,” said Passan to Stripling and his co-host Cooper Surles. “You do not want to miss that window when you have so many major-league ready and top-end talent. Let’s just say for argument’s sake that you guys do not make a big move this winter. I still think you’re going to. I think Nolan Arenado would be the absolute perfect guy to bring in.”"
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This is where most Rockies fans stopped. However, his following sentence tells the story.
"“I just don’t think that that is a reality simply because Colorado would not trade him to you, but Kris Bryant is out there,” said Passan."
In other words, Arenado would be a perfect fit for the Dodgers because they could put Arenado at third (in his hometown), move Justin Turner to first base, and you have a lineup that is already phenomenal become even better.
They very well could trade Arenado this offseason but it likely won’t be in the division and certainly won’t be with the Dodgers. Even if they do trade him to the Dodgers, the Dodgers would need to send a mammoth of a deal back for him.
If you think about it, Mike Trout would fit beautifully in center field for the Rockies but you can keep dreaming because the closest thing to that happening is playing MLB The Show with force trades on. It’s not happening.
So even though the rumors will be simmering throughout the offseason and into the season, you do not have to worry about the Rockies trading Nolan Arenado to the Dodgers.