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Nolan Arenado issues statement to Rockies fans about trade situation

Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado issued a statement to Colorado Rockies fans about his trade situation after matters got ugly this week.

On Monday, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich said that Arenado would not be traded prior to spring training.

Arenado responded to Bridich’s comments with anger.

“There’s a lot of disrespect from people there that I don’t want to be a part of,” told MLB.com’s Thomas Harding. “You can quote that.”

Two days later, Arenado shared a statement to The Denver Post.

“There has been a lot of stuff going on that nobody knows about and I was reacting to what was said and was out of character for me because Im (sic) very private with my life . the rockies have been talking to my agent and Me this offseason about a number of things that will remain between us . I will not speak on these things anymore. Im (sic) getting ready for the upcoming season . I’m working hard to get better for my teammates and fans,” Arenado wrote in his statement.

Reading between the lines, it seems like Arenado was told the Rockies would trade him this offseason, which is why the third baseman was left upset with Bridich’s statement saying Arenado would not be traded.

Arenado is entering the second season of an 8-year, $260 million deal. He has a full no-trade clause and the ability to opt out of the contract following the 2021 season.

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