Three Mets fans, three best offers in a Nolan Arenado trade
By Tim Boyle
We asked three New York Mets fans to give us their best trade offer for Nolan Arenado.
The hottest name on the trade market talked about in regards to the New York Mets is Nolan Arenado. The star Colorado Rockies third baseman has been the subject of speculation, rumors, and fan-constructed trade ideas for more than just this winter.
Once the Rockies realized the extension they signed him to was actually going to happen, Arenado landed on the trade block.
Previously, the Mets were never really in the conversation to land Arenado. This was under the Wilpon Regime. They wouldn’t dare dream of acquiring a contract that big.
Things are different now. Steve Cohen has the money. Sandy Alderson has the knowledge. And Jared Porter has the clean slate to swing big and possibly land a superstar-caliber player such as Arenado.
Mets fans seem split on whether or not the team should actually go out there and trade for Arenado. Even if they do the Rockies a favor and take on his contract, it’s going to cost them some talent.
As we covered previously on Rising Apple with Francisco Lindor, I thought it would be interesting to ask three other writers here what they thought about trading for Arenado. I didn’t want any context. As writers, they still gave me some—but I did my best to ignore it.
With the aim to give me their best offers for Arenado, I selected three random Mets fans to help me compile three trades. I got exactly what I was looking for with three very different takes on what they would pay for one of the best third basemen in the league.