Yesterday, in this article, I suggested that Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich could do the fans a huge favor by finally getting out in front of all of the Nolan Arenado trade rumors and break his media silence.
As a fun exercise, I have taken it upon myself to help out and play the role of press secretary by drafting a press release that might erase some of fears Colorado Rockies fans may be feeling. It goes something like this:
Dear Rockies Nation,
As you are all aware by now, there has been wide speculation that we have been in trade talks that involve the seven-time Gold Glove winner, five-time All-Star, and four-time Silver Slugger, Nolan Arenado.
Let it be known that the Rockies organization is completely committed to holding up its end of the eight-year/$260 million deal that Nolan signed during Spring Training last season. He is the face of our franchise and there is no else we’d rather see patrolling third base in Coors Field throughout this new decade.
However, as General Manager, I would be neglectful of my duties if I didn’t listen to any and all credible offers that could possibly be beneficial to building a championship-caliber team here in Colorado, even if that included the possibility of trading Arenado.
It is my best intentions to put forth the very best possible team on the field for the upcoming 2020 Major League Baseball season and beyond. As always, thanks for your continued support and loyalty and we hope to see you out at 20th and Blake this season.
Ok, maybe my “Official Press Release” writing skills could use a little work … but anything like this proposed letter could put some fans’ minds at ease. The Rockies’ organization has taken the fan support for granted. The least they can do is break the media silence and be honest with the fans.