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January 6, 2020

Braves

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Arenado 28 Majors 3B Very low 7.0 250.2 234 16.2 14.2 27.7 41.2
Cash Array 42

Rockies

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Riley 22 Majors 3B OF Very low 6.0 60.9 14.0 46.9 40.8 46.9 53
Toussaint 23 Majors SP RHRP Medium 5.0 13.6 1.9 11.7 9.7 11.7 13.7
Wilson Minors RHP 15.1 12.1 15.1 18.1
3 Comments
  1. Ben Huber

    As referenced in Saturday’s article about the trickiness of an Arenado trade, the Rockies will need to pay down some of Arenado’s contract in order to get anything decent in return. Maybe it’s conditional, similar to Stanton’s trade. Let’s assume he doesn’t opt out.

    The Braves didn’t get Rendon (for basically the same money), so let’s assume that ‘market value’ is too expensive. What if they want Rendon/Arenado product and contract length, but at something more akin to Donaldson pricing. Because Rendon is signed for something around market value, there’s not much in the way of SV over the life of his contract. But the Rockies can’t just give up Arenado for “market value” or equal SV. So if they were to kick in cash to sweeten the return, that’s the only way I see this start to become palatable.
    — Braves get Arenado to wait NTC
    — Braves get Arenado to waive opt-out in exchange for 1 year/$25 in 2027 (makes it hard to justify trading the upcoming pieces for only two years of Arenado)
    — Rockies kick in $42M ($6M/year for the life of the contract, dropping AAV from ~$32M to ~$25M)
    — Braves give up Riley, Wilson, and Touki – basically trying to build some value on top of Riley headed to the Rockies in the form of arms on the 40-man not name Fried, Soroka.

    I think it’s a stretch to get $6M/year from the Rockies, and I can’t imagine getting enough value and salary flexibility on the Braves side any other way.

    In short, I don’t see an “Arenado to the Braves” trade happening. Hopefully all this is a moot point when Donaldson signs with the Braves later today.

  2. Marc Parkinson

    Nolan is the best defensive 3rd baseman is history.
    Nolan is a great hitter.
    JB was stupid to offer up the opt out.
    Nolan has a no-trade clause.
    No reason for the Rox to kick in any money. A low level prospect or two.
    I do not see the Rox trying to rebuild. A lot of money coming off the books this year.

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