As the situation at third base becomes less and less clear for the Dodgers, fans have anxiously been waiting on Nolan Arenado news. If you’re one of the many fans who were hoping that he would end up in LA, you might be disappointed this offseason.
On Wednesday morning, MLB expert Jon Morosi reported that the Dodgers were not the most realistic destination for Arenado. Instead, Morosi revealed the recently revamped New York Mets were a much better match for the Rockies for a lot of reasons.
Sources: The #Mets are a much more realistic Nolan Arenado suitor than the #Dodgers. I listed a few reasons why on @MLBNetwork today. But it’s also true that the Mets have priorities ahead of Arenado (read: George Springer) at the moment. @MLB https://t.co/PGIb7mqweo
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 16, 2020
One of the biggest reasons that Morosi felt the Dodgers were less likely is because of the division. The Rockies probably do not want to trade a star player within a division, having to see him multiple times in any given season.
But in terms of what the Dodgers can offer in a package versus the Mets, Los Angeles is the favorite. The Mets historically have not had a great farm system, and that is still sort of accurate. They currently have 3 players in MLB’s top 100 prospects while LA has just 1. New York could offer Major League talent, but it would be a better move for Colorado to seek out more long-term commitments.
Regardless, it seems as though it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Arenado ends up with the Dodgers.
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