Colorado Rockies: Looking back on three trade rumors for Nolan Arenado last offseason

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits a base hit to score Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies from third base during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits a base hit to score Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies from third base during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado
Sep 12, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) reacts following his strikeout in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Three main possible trade proposals were floated around last offseason for Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.

Last offseason, the biggest story for the Colorado Rockies was the relationship between their third baseman Nolan Arenado and their general manager Jeff Bridich and whether or not it would make the Rockies trade Arenado to another team.

As we head into the Hot Stove season in a few weeks, the rumors will likely be bandied about again after the Rockies were, for the second straight season, fruitless in their venture to make it the playoffs and advance further into the playoffs than they did in 2017 and 2018.

The Rockies have more issues on their hands for that situation, though. Arenado was injured for much of the 2020 campaign and, after trying to play through the injury, he ended up not having a good season.

To top it off, Arenado now is just one season away from being able to opt-out of his contract. On the trade market, potential acquiring teams will assuredly bring this up in negotiations and, likely, offer the Rockies much less than they would like in a trade.

Last offseason, three main trades were being floated out there. Let’s take a look at each of the three proposals.

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