The Dodgers are going to be linked to Nolan Arenado until he’s either traded or verbally commits to the Rockies. Even if they aren’t really a serious contender to acquire him, national writers and media members are going to keep pressing the issue when it comes to Nolan and Los Angeles.
Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich didn’t add fuel to the “Nolan to LA” rumors this week, but he did get a few people talking. It’s no secret at this point that Arenado and Bridich have what can be described as a contentious relationship. Arenado has been vocal in the past about being angry that the team is not built to compete and then went on to sign a long-term deal.
This week, Bridich was asked about the communication between him and Arenado. He obviously was not asked about the Dodgers, but Bridich didn’t have much to say on the matter.
"There's nothing to discuss," Bridich said when asked about communication between himself and Arenado over recent months.
— Ben Kouchnerkavich (@bkouchnerkavich) December 3, 2020
You can take this one of two ways when trying to interpret where Bridich is at. You can either assume that no communication means it’s business as usual, or that things between them are as contentious as ever. With Arenado coming up on a potential opt-out after this season, that could be a very bad thing for the Rockies. Do I think he ends up with the Dodgers? No, there seem to be far too many obstacles to overcome.
But Arenado being moved out of the National League West wouldn’t be the worst thing for the Dodgers either.
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