The situation with Arenado was brought up in questions to Bud Black, Trevor Story, David Dahl and Kyle Freeland by the media in a session after Rockies Fest. The overall consensus? No one wants to speak for Arenado in this situation and they don’t think it will be a distraction for the team.
"“Players are wired to play,” Black told the media, including Rox Pile. “Once we get to camp, I think the focus is going to be on baseball.”"
It’s getting to camp that will be the tricky part for the team. However, Story believes winning can take care of a lot of the issues being discussed right now.
"“You can only control what you can control. For me, I try not to worry too much,” Story said. “All of this comes down to everyone wants to win. Everyone involved wants to win and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”"
And Kyle Freeland may have had the quote of the day on the subject.
"“No matter what, he is gonna show up on time ready to play, ready to work his ass off,” Freeland said of his All-Star third baseman."
Don’t expect there to be much talk from the players or coaching staff heading into spring training about the subject. It’s very obvious they’re all focused on getting back to playing baseball rather than answering questions about their teammate and general manager.