Nolan Arenado of the St. Louis Cardinals, considered the best third baseman in the major leagues, draws attention by mentioning the possibility of a trade himself.
Arenado had an interview with local media at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park where the All-Star Game was held on the 11th (Korean time) and said, “I can get into trade rumors, but that’s business. Isn’t it?” “I was traded once. .At the time, many people, including me, were shocked, but I don’t think I’ll be surprised anymore because it can happen on this floor.”메이저토토사이트
Arenado, who was selected as a National League All-Star through a fan vote, was named as a third baseman in the starting lineup for the 93rd All-Star Game against the American League that day.
Arenado mentioned the possibility of a trade because of the move of the St. Louis club, which has a slim chance of advancing to the playoffs. St. Louis finished the first half in last place in the NL Central with a record of 38-52. They are 11.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds, who are leading the league, and 11 games behind the San Francisco Giants, who are third in the wild card.
St. Louis is expected to give up the playoffs and change the team spirit with a rebuild deal.
“People wonder what happened to our team this year. It was a tough first half. No one expected an outcome like this. I know St. Louis fans are very disappointed,” Arenado said. “It’s understandable that there are things that need to happen,” he said.
It means that he knows that he can be traded, but it can be interpreted that he wants to be traded.
Arenado participated in 86 games in the first half and recorded a batting average of 0.283 (94 hits in 332 at-bats), 19 homers, 62 RBIs, 43 runs scored, and an OPS of 850. Arenado, who has played in the 8th consecutive All-Star Game, won the NL Gold Glove 3rd baseman category for 10 consecutive years until last year. He is regarded as the best third baseman in history when it comes to defense.
He moved to St. Louis from the Colorado Rockies in a trade in January 2021. Arenado, who signed an 8-year, $260 million contract extension in February 2019 while in Colorado, will become a free agent only after the 2027 season ends.