Cardinals to Obtain Arenado out of Rockies — AP Origin

Cardinals to Obtain Arenado out of Rockies — AP Origin

The Colorado Rockies agreed Friday to trade third baseman Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The man spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the transaction hadn't been finalized. Before the 2019 season, he signed an eight-year, $260 million extension with the Rockies, who drafted him in 2009 and were committing to becoming perennial contenders.

Arenado will need to formally waive his no-trade clause before the trade can be finalized, and his opt-out clause after the 2021 season must be addressed.

In Arenado, the Cardinals get an across-the-diamond complement to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, another veteran right-handed hitter they acquired via trade.

During the abbreviated 2020 season, he slashed.253/.303/.434 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs. He earned $12,962,963 in prorated pay.

Arenado, the 29-year-old five-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove third baseman, will not yet become a Dodger.

Much like Troy Tulowitzki and Matt Holliday before himArenado grew exhausted of losing, particularly within an NL West branch ruled from the Los Angeles Dodgers annually he has been in the big leagues.

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They're in a good position tonight but it's not a position where you think this team will go on to win the league", Scholes said. It might be a unusual season where someone you wouldn't expect qualifies for the Champions League.

This deal continues in long line of trades over the last 40 years from St. Louis where they bring in a star to be the cornerstone in arguably the best baseball town in the country.

Multiple teams have checked in on Arenado over the past couple of years, and MLB.com's Jon Morosi reported yesterday that talks between the two teams started to pick up, so it's no surprise a deal was done.

Following a rather quiet offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals have finally made a splash for the betterment of their ballclub, and it's a major one at that.

Wainwright was 5-3 with a 3.15 ERA last season, striking out 54 in 65 2/3 innings.

All-Star catcher Yadier Molina remains a free agent. It's not a stretch to say that one or more of those players could be involved in a trade for Arenado, who ranks seventh in the National League in fWAR since debuting in 2013 and is consistently one of the best defensive players in baseball by any metric.

Arenado are the hottest established celebrity obtained by St. Louis in his prime.

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