A day after the Colorado Rockies locked up manager Bud Black for the next four seasons, the club appears poised to retain star third baseman Nolan Arenado.
On Tuesday it was announced that Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado signed an 8-year, $260 million extension with the team. While that doesn't eclipse Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke's annual salary of $34.4 million, it will make him the highest-paid position player in Major League Baseball history, passing Miguel Cabrera's $31-million AAV, according to Cot's Contracts. The deal reportedly includes an opt-out option after three seasons and includes a full no-trade clause. I think we have a great group. I really believe we can win.
The newly agreed upon contract will replace the one-year, $26MM contract to which Arenado had already agreed and establish a new record annual salary for position players, topping Miguel Cabrera's prior mark of $31MM.
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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado, follows the flight of his RBI single in front of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Denver. He's won the NL Gold Glove award for third baseman in every season he's played, making him six-for-six so far. I've been here since the tide has changed, and that's a really good feeling. "That was a lot of our discussion was the length and the term of the contract", Rockies owner Dick Montfort said. Take him away from Coors Field and he's still a solid player, just nowhere near deserving of the honor of being the game's highest-paid hitter.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers showed financial restraint after the 2017 season, it was presumed they were setting themselves up for a loaded free agency class that loomed one year ahead. He's also finished 8th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd in MVP voting the last four seasons, averaging 158 games played, 40 home runs, 126 RBIs, 40 doubles, and a.297/.358/.573 slash line during that span. Only Zack Greinke ($34.4 million) has a higher average annual salary. "I'm emotional. I love all our players".