‘LA Times’ quoted a source on the 28th (Korean time) and reported that the Dodgers are discussing signing Nolan Arenado (32) with the St. Louis Cardinals. Arenado, an 8-time All-Star, 5-time Silver Slugger, and 10-time Gold Glove, extended his contract with the Colorado Rockies for 8 years and $260 million ahead of the 2019 season.
Traded to St. Louis ahead of the 2021 season, he had two opt-out opportunities after the 2021 and 2022 seasons, but gave up both.
A five-year, $144 million contract remains until 2027, including the 2023 season. St. Louis is said to want young pitchers in exchange for Arenado. Names such as Bobby Miller, Gavin Stone, Ryan Peppiot, and Emmet Sheehan are mentioned. All of them are young pitchers with an immediate sense of power. Plates may be enlarged. The Dodgers may receive additional starting pitchers such as Zack Flairty and Jordan Montgomery from St. Louis, and St. Louis is known to be reviewing the possibility of additional fielders such as Max Muncy and Chris Taylor.
The key to trade lies with the player. Because Arenado has the right to veto trade. Local media reports are mixed in this regard. The LA Times reported that Arenado would only waive veto rights against the Dodgers, while Arenado was willing to waive veto rights only against the Dodgers. . The LA Times reported that the Dodgers have shown interest in Arenado for a long time. The encounters were often mixed. After the 2019 season, he waited to come out on the free agency market, but extended his contract with Colorado, and when he was traded before the 2021 season, Dick Montfort, owner of the Rockies, refused to trade to the same district rival and was pushed back from the scouting competition.
Will I be able to succeed this time? It doesn’t look easy. First of all, he has a lot of remaining contracts left, and despite showing a decline in defense (DRS -4) this season, he is still showing productivity (batting average 0.287 OPS 0.856) at bat, so it seems that he will have to pay a considerable price to recruit him. . The Los Angeles Times predicted that Arenado’s remaining contract could be a burden to the Dodgers, who plan to jump into the race to sign Shohei Ohtani after this season.