Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported this morning that the Colorado Rockies “want to engage” with the New York Mets on a Nolan Arenado trade.
On Wednesday morning, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported on MLB Network’s offseason morning show, Hot Stove, that the Colorado Rockies “want to engage” with the New York Mets and their new owner Steve Cohen and new general manager Jared Porter in a possible trade for third baseman Nolan Arenado. Porter is the former assistant general manager of the Rockies divisional rival, the Arizona Diamondbacks, so he knows the Rockies well.
Also, in the report, Morosi reported that the Rockies “don’t really want to trade Arenado to the Dodgers,” which is something we touched on a bit in this article on Monday when MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal floated a possible trade between the two (he also mentioned this in his article).
Morosi also mentions that Robinson Cano, Brandon Nimmo, and a prospect is “at least, starting to get into the conversation of what they would need to get” in a possible trade. Cano would be involved because financials but that would be a loss for the Rockies since he is suspended for the entire 2021 season since he tested positive for PEDs a second time.
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Nimmo would be big help for the Rockies offensively and in the outfield as well, which needs some offensive and defensive help as it is. He is also from Wyoming and grew up a Rockies fan, which makes the idea of acquiring him even better.
SNY, the TV home of the Mets, tweeted two possible trade ideas for Arenado after Morosi’s report. The second one looks like Morosi’s idea as it would have Cano, Nimmo, and 3B Brett Baty, who is the Mets #3 prospect and MLB.com’s 88th overall prospect.
The other proposal would have a return of reliever Jeurys Familia, corner infielder/outfielder J.D. Davis, and the Mets 2nd round draft pick from 2019, RHP Josh Wolf. Wolf is the Mets #9 overall prospect. That deal is noticeably worse than the second deal which, as Morosi said, might get the Mets “into the conversation of a trade.” Frankly, the other trade should not.
Rockies manager Bud Black is making his rounds to the media, including MLB Network Radio and MLB Network, today plus a presser with the media, including Rox Pile, later today so stay tuned to the site as we will have plenty of news from him in the coming days.