Reports have emerged that the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies have engaged in trade talks for Nolan Arenado. So for this article, we will examine potential landing spots for Nolan Arenado.
St. Louis Cardinals
We begin our list with the reported team, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are an interesting team even before a potential acquisition of Nolan Arenado. In 2021, the National League Central’s gonna be a competitive division as four of the five teams are evenly matched. Acquiring a player like Arenado would make the Cardinals the favorites in the division.
The Cubs have weakened their strength in the division, and so have the Cincinnati Reds and the only team that’s remained mostly intact Milwaukee Brewers. Adding Arenado to the Cardinals gives the Cards arguably the best corner infield in the game.
A report would also place the Atlanta Braves as a “long shot” in the Nolan Arenado sweepstakes. Nolan is a game-changing talent who will elevate the team on which he plays. The Atlanta Braves are a powerhouse atop the National League East as Atlanta has Freddie Freeman, the reigning National League MVP.
Adding a player like Nolan Arenado to the Braves would give Atlanta an incredible 1-2 punch. And like the claim about the best corners for the Cardinals, the same would apply to the Braves. If the Braves were to up the ante in their efforts to acquire Arenado, they would make themselves a force in the National League and a World Series favorite.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers have not been connected to Nolan Arenado in the recent rumor cycle. However, the Dodgers currently have a vacancy at the third base position. And adding a premium talent like Arenado would further reinforce the Dodger’s stranglehold on all of MLB.
Replacing Justin Turner with Nolan Arenado would upgrade the Dodgers position in MLB. Nolan Arenado on a team with Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, and company would represent the recreation of a video game team in MLB The Show. Should the Dodgers get involved in the Arenado talks, look for the baseball world to lose its proverbial mind.