New York Yankees: How likely is Nolan Arenado to the Yankees?

John Zarnowski
New York Yankees, Nolan Arenado
Aug 26, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) reacts after lining out in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It was released last week that Nolan Arenado is not happy with his current club, the Colorado Rockies. It’s upsetting to see that after signing a huge contract, someone who’s as talented as Arenado is not happy with his franchise.

There’s been a storm in Yankee Twitter that Arenado is likely to come to the New York Yankees through a trade. @OddsShark even posted a tweet of the betting lines on where Arenado will be for Week 1 of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. The Yankees came out on top as the favorites, sitting at +300.

To me, Arenado coming to the Yankees reminds me a lot of the last offseason with Manny Machado. It’s a good thought in fantasy land, but extremely unrealistic. The Yankees just landed the top pitcher in all of baseball and gave him a record-setting contract. I understand that Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankee front office said they’re not holding back with money this offseason, but I think that was meant just for one player: Cole.

I think the New York Yankees offseason is pretty much complete. There’s a possibility that Brian Cashman lands a small trade or signs someone to a small deal, but for the most part, I believe the roster is set and the rotation is ready to go. Just last week, Cashman and Boone made it clear that third base is Gio Urshela’s position to lose and Luke Voit has first base locked down too. There are a few questions remaining on who’s going to play where and have what role, but I think there will be no additions to the roster heading into Week 1 of the season.