Cardinals Acquire Star Nolan Arenado From the Rockies

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SJ - January 30, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals have landed superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado in a complicated trade with the Colorado Rockies.

The deal still has a few approvals to clear due to the hoops that had to be jumped through to make the trade possible.  It is expected to be finalized in the coming days.

From ESPN:

The St. Louis Cardinals are finalizing a trade to acquire star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies, a blockbuster that still needs various approvals but is expected to be completed in the coming days, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

The complicated deal took months of on-and-off discussions and gained momentum in recent weeks when the Rockies committed to sending around $50 million to help cover a portion of the six years and $199 million remaining on Arenado's contract, sources said.

Be careful what you wish for.  There aren't many who keep their power numbers up once they leave the home run friendly thin air in Colorado.

The good news for Arenado and the Cardinals is that he isn't like most players.  He also brings more to the table than the long ball.

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