The Rockies trading superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado might be unthinkable to their fans, however, according to a report from Jon Morosi of MLB.com, there is roughly a 50% chance of if this off-season.
Sources: Nolan Arenado has roughly a 50/50 chance of being traded, with a half-dozen teams having checked in, as I just reported on @MLBNetwork. The #Dodgers are *not* the most likely destination, as #Rockies prefer not to trade Arenado in the division. @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 2, 2020
While the Dodgers have been connected to him quite often, Morosi also reports they are not the most likely destination as the Rockies would prefer to trade him out of the division.
The Rockies, sensitive to the public perception of trading a franchise player less than one year after he signed a contract extension, are wary of compounding the potential frustration of Colorado fans by dealing Arenado to a division rival.
The Braves, Rangers, Nationals, Dodgers and Cubs are a few of the interested teams, according to Morosi.
Arenado, 28, has a full no-trade clause and seven years remaining on his contract with an opt-out after 2021. That full no-trade clause is important…