Colorado Rockies: 3 viable trade options for Nolan Arenado

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Colorado Rockies Third base Nolan Arenado (28) holds a bat in a dugout during a MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 3, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Colorado Rockies Third base Nolan Arenado (28) holds a bat in a dugout during a MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 3, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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I think the Atlanta Braves would have the best chance of trading for Nolan Arenado and that is because of their talented farm system. One or a package of Austin Riley (already has reached big leagues), Christian Pache, and Ian Anderson might have to be included in a deal if they want Arenado but as I said they have the pieces to do it.

I also believe that the Braves would benefit the most with Arenado out of the three teams I am going through. The Dodgers already have so much firepower in the lineup so adding Arenado wouldn’t make a huge difference over Justin Turner. The Texas Rangers are not as ready to win as the Braves are in my opinion, especially with three teams (A’s, Astros, and Angels) ahead of them in the division. Atlanta had a very disappointing end to the season but should win the National League East again.

Their rotation is still going to be solid this year with Mike Soroka, Mike Foltynewicz, Max Fried, and Sean Newcomb along with veteran addition Cole Hamels rounding it out.

Here is what the lineup would look like with an Arenado addition:

CF Ronald Acuna Jr.

2B Ozzie Albies

1B Freddie Freeman

3B Nolan Arenado

RF Nick Markakis

LF Adam Duvall

C   Travis d’Arnaud

SS Dansby Swanson

P   Mike Soroka

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I don’t know about you but this is a very strong lineup with a very good ace in the nine spot, and so if GM Alex Anthopolous wants to get past that divisional round, then Nolan Arenado is a viable option.