You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. And when we reference Mr. Grinch in this article, we’re talking about Jim Bowden and his click-bait prediction involving the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Nolan Arenado.
Colorado Rockies fans remember the day back in November well when Ol’ Grinch Bowden predicted that Colorado All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado would be a member of the Dodgers by Christmas. Well, Mr. Grinch, the three words that we can use to sum up your prediction are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk.
And then that Grinch, I mean Bowden, slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, and backtracked on his prediction, saying he wasn’t talking about the present.
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Sadly, Bowden and so many others in the national media believe that the Rockies are just too darn happy with players like Arenado, Trevor Story, German Marquez, and any others who might sniff stardom. Be happy in Denver? How can that be? Surely, they’d be better in the Big Apple or Chavez Ravine!
Here’s the simple truth: Until the Rockies publicly lay out some kind of plan for what will happen with Story and Arenado, there are going to be rumors flying around about their future. And, with those rumors, will be plenty of Bowdens out there who are more than happy to place anyone with All-Star talent from that altitude-ridden Whoville onto another team.
No, we don’t know what will happen with Colorado’s left side of the infield that is among the best in baseball. But we do know this, the Grinch didn’t steal Rockies Christmas (although he tried) … and he was flat out wrong on his Arenado prediction.
We have already made our prediction for what will happen with Arenado and the Rockies in 2021. To be honest, I hope the prediction is wrong and Colorado’s front office can figure out a way to mend its relationship with Arenado while inking Story to a long-term deal. While more improbable than impossible, seeing that come to fruition would be something that would easily grow the hearts of Rockies fans three sizes that day.