Colorado Rockies: What is the possible return in a Nolan Arenado trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers?

Sep 2, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) singles in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 2, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) singles in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Dodgers MLB talent

As you know watching the Dodgers when the Rockies face them, the Dodgers are the best team in baseball for one main reason: their depth. They’ve got some good regular-season players like Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw, and Kenley Jansen but in the past couple of seasons, they didn’t have anyone that absolutely blew the world away. They did, however, have at least one average or above-average player at every single position.

Many of those players are young players that have plenty of control. Here are some of the names that should be mentioned in a possible trade.

Dodgers fans might balk at including two or more of these players in a deal for Arenado but, especially with having to waive his no-trade (he’d go in a heartbeat to the Dodgers, though) and having to waive his opt-out clause, the Rockies should expect a deal with at least two of those players, Ruiz or Gray, and perhaps some other lower-ranked prospects. It should be noted that Cody Bellinger is also arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason but I highly doubt that the Dodgers would trade the former MVP in the division.

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Frankly, I find it hard to believe that the Dodgers would be fine trading any of those players in the division and the Rockies trading Arenado in the division and especially to the Dodgers. Perhaps a deal does get done between the two teams but if the Rockies don’t get at least three of the quality of MLB players/prospects that we mentioned, they will have lost the biggest trade that the franchise has ever made.

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