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What If A Child Owned An MLB Franchise – Colorado Rockies Edition

Arenado signs a quarter-billion dollar deal with the Rockies and two years in wants to bail? What could make a man suddenly want this?

Nolan Arenado & Trevor Story by Jenniferlinneaphotography is licensed under CC BY 2.0

What If A Child Owned An MLB Franchise – Colorado Rockies Edition


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It’s been a little while since the Colorado Rockies shipped off the face of their franchise, Nolan Arenado, for reasons that still remain unclear to me. Sure, he supposedly wanted out. I mean, he did just sign an 8 year $260 million deal back in 2019 to stay with the organization that drafted him, but I can’t speculate on what has happened behind the scenes since then. Oh, wait, yeah I can. In fact, that’s all I do here. Let’s go.

Arenado signs a quarter billion dollar deal and just two years in he wants to bail?

What could happen to make a man suddenly want this? Could it be the organization’s track record with signing free agents?

What a murderer’s row right here! How many rings did this group of future Hall of Famers bring in? None? Huh. Well, still, this obviously isn’t the issue. Let’s keep thinking.

Maybe it’s the way the organization handles its prospects? Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, and Brendan Rodgers have had everyday jobs these last two years so it can’t be that. Oh. They haven’t? Shit. Well, okay. Still, I’m sure there was a very good reason for denying a young, cheap player developmental time. They were probably in the midst of a playoff run or had an all-star blocking their path. I won’t look into this any further. I’m sure this is the reason. Happens all the time. Has to be it. No smoking gun here, let’s move on.

Now that we’ve ruled that out, I guess it could always be the owner, right? Let’s check in with what he had to say. (full story here)

We know that we’re not going to ever get out there and and go after Gerrit Cole or some of the really top line free agents, because, you know, we’re in a grouping, a mid-market team where we just can’t take that that risk.”

Nope, looks like the foundation for a championship caliber ownership group to me.

I just cannot figure this one out. Oh well.

Josh grew up in the midwest and upon graduating from the University of Iowa he wanted to see the world. After 4 years in Jacksonville he decided he was cultured enough and moved on to Birmingham England (known to the locals as the Detroit of the UK) and then west to San Francisco before settling in NYC. He pays his bills working in finance making sure the 1% remains on top. When he is not selling his soul and unable to look himself in the mirror, he spends his time writing mean things about sports while his dog, Sweet Dee, silently judges from her spot on the couch. He is very biased and never wrong. He would also like to thank Rotowire for never changing their NBA League Pass and MLB.TV passwords from that year when he was an NBA Beat Writer for the Nuggets for some reason.

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