Fagan: Why any Arenado trade is unlikely to happen

"I don't think the Rockies will take anything less than a king's ransom. And they shouldn't"

Sam Masterson
February 07, 2020 - 8:45 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Cardinals nation and baseball fans around the league have for the better part of the last two months been glued to Nolan Arenado trade rumors. But it might all be for nothing, according to The Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan. 

He joined KMOX's Chris Hrabe on Sports Open Line Thursday night and believes the Rockies won't be moving the 28-year-old superstar because no one is going to match their asking price.

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"Arenado is the type of player that if you're going to move him you should get franchise pieces back because of how much is left on his contract in terms of control," Fagan says. 

Fagan says he realizes how upset Arenado may be at the Rockies organization, saying last month that he felt "disrespected" by his general manager's comments

"Because there's so much time left on (his eight-year contract through the 2026 season) they are not in a position where they have to move him unless he just says, 'I'm not going to play unless you trade me,'" Fagan says. "Which I don't think he will do. He's not that kind of player." 

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