Colorado Rockies: Reading between the lines of Nolan Arenado’s Sunday comments
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado spoke to the media at Spring Training in Scottsdale as he reported, like other position players, to camp today.
Nolan Arenado spoke to the most of the Rockies beat reporters for the first time this spring training since he reported to camp on Sunday. He did speak to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports about the ‘disconnect’ between he and the Rockies front office and we looked at his comments and analyzed them in this article on Saturday.
He did discuss some different things on Sunday than he did with Brown on Friday. We’ll also read between the lines on each one of the quotes.
One of the topics that he didn’t discuss with Brown is whether or not he requested a trade from the Rockies.
"“There were different talks,” Arenado said (h/t Thomas Harding of MLB.com). “I wouldn’t say it went to those lengths, but there were different things we did talk about, for sure, about where we’re headed. Other than that, I wouldn’t get into details about what was said from them or from me. I don’t think that’s fair. Those are private meetings, meetings between us two. That’s how we’ll keep it.”"
What Arenado meant
He spoke with the Rockies front office and while he didn’t necessarily ask for a trade, he did express his disappointment with them that haven’t done anything this offseason. He felt “disrespect” from them because they, essentially, lied to him when they last year that they would do things to make the team better.
That’s not what he signed up for. If they don’t want to do anything to make themselves better, maybe Arenado does not fit into the Rockies future because Arenado wants to win.