Jon Morosi mentioned today that the Rockies want the Mets to be part of the Nolan Arenado trade conversations. That the Rockies would want this isn’t a surprise, as the Mets are one of the few teams with the ability to take some of the contract from Arenado.
With how good Arenado is, I wouldn’t want to trade any big assets for him. I see a ton of tweetsters out there, that are mentioning valued prospects or MLB players for Arenado. But let me ask you this: If Arenado would be a free agent, would you sign him for 6 year 199 million dollar contract?
In my opinion that’s a big NO. Let alone trading anyone of value for Arenado. The only way this would work is the Rockies decide to pay a huge part of the contract, trading for a bad Mets contract (Familia) and/or adding a cheap under controlled valuable piece. That’s the only way I want to part with a valuable prospect/current MLB player to get Arenado.
Please, stay away from getting stuck with a major contract that will tie our hands for years. Having a rich owner doesn’t mean spending reckless. I don’t see an Arenado trade happening for the Mets.
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