If sources are to be believed, and they usually are nowadays, it appears that the St. Louis Cardinals are working on finishing up a deal that would see Nolan Arenado join the club from the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies, afraid Arenado would eat up too much money, are going to essentially be helping the Cardinals here in what is said to be a very complicated financial transfer that both the MLB and the Players Association will have to sign off on it.
As a result, it’s still a little bit up in the air over whether or not this will get done, but it looks as if they have gotten pretty close to sealing it thus far. In exchange, the Rockies aren’t going to receive much, other than the opportunity to try and rebuild with less of their salary being eaten up. Arenado, a third baseman, has won the Gold Glove eight times and has steadily gotten better offensively over the years. The shortened 2020 season wasn’t too kind to him, but in 2019 he hit .315 with 41 home runs and 118 RBIs. So there is potential there, to say the very least.