Hello and happy Sunday.
For years, Nolan Arenado has tormented the San Francisco Giants. For eight seasons, the Colorado Rockies third baseman and perennial MVP candidate made a hobby of feasting on innocent Giants pitchers. In 132 games against the Giants, Arenado has hit .291/.354/.556, with 31 home runs, more than against any other team.
And now, mercifully, he’s out of the division, as the Rockies agreed to trade the disgruntled star to the St. Louis Cardinals, and for some wild reason had to include $50 million to make it happen.
BREAKING: Cardinals have agreed to acquire Nolan Arenado from Rockies, sources tell @TheAthletic. Deal pending approval from both MLB and players’ union; Rockies sending Cardinals significant cash, believed to be in $50M range, and Arenado will be deferring money.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 30, 2021
Great news for Giants pitchers to not have to face Arenado as often, and great news for baseball fans to get him on a decent team where he can sniff the postseason.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
How would past Giants stars have fared on Twitter? (Feb. 2, 2017 — Doug Bruzzone)
- Roger Munter on how the new draft combine is part of changing landscape in baseball (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee has a guide for Giants fans who are worried about Tommy La Stella’s age (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on what the Giants offseason moves mean for Mauricio Dubón’s future (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Henry Schulman on what Joey Bart’s past can tell us about his future (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on what the Nolan Arenado trade means for the Giants (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Alex Pavlovic on Evan Longoria not anticipating a need to delay the season (NBC Sports Bay Area)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 60 days until Opening Day. Wow. That’s soon!
Have a great Sunday.