Four quotes from the Colorado Rockies first full-team workout

DENVER, CO - JULY 15: All-Star team representatives of the Colorado Rockies (L-R) manager Bud Black #10, Trevor Story #27, Charlie Blackmon #19 and Nolan Arenado #28 stand with their jerseys before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on July 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 15: All-Star team representatives of the Colorado Rockies (L-R) manager Bud Black #10, Trevor Story #27, Charlie Blackmon #19 and Nolan Arenado #28 stand with their jerseys before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field on July 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies plays third base during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 10-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 12: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies plays third base during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 12, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Cardinals defeated the Rockies 10-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

"“I’m a little surprised at how much [the story] has gained [attention],” said Arenado on Monday in front of reporters on the concourse at Salt River Field at Talking Stick, “but … I guess we could talk about Bridich for a little bit longer but there comes a point where we’ve gotta stop asking those questions and thinking about the team and focusing on [the team] but at the same time, I get why those [questions] are being asked right now…”"

With the whole story and each development of it, there has been one misconception about the entire situation.

Arenado tried clearing it up with his teammates and tried to clear it up with the media.

"“I think the whole misconception of this whole offseason is that I don’t believe in the group that we have here,” said Arenado, “and that’s extremely false and that’s kind of what I’ve reiterated to my teammates is that’s not where I’m coming from. I’m coming from a place where I just want to win and be [in the playoffs]. “I think, as a team, when you see things happen or moves happen, it kind of gives you a little confidence–a little bit of energy–and it feels really good. That’s kind of where I was coming from but I definitely believe in the guys that we have here. Some guys had some tough years last year but that doesn’t mean that they can’t come back this year and do something special. I believe they will and I’m going to try to help them as much as I can.”"

This misconception partially is a bit of a departure from Arenado’s previous comments, even as recently as last week, to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, when he said that he’s “optimistic for the season” but he added “I have to be.” He added that “…if we put things together and compete?…[Y]ou never know.”

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