Arenado went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Giants. Arenado belted his second home run this spring, this time a two-run blast over the left-field fence in the fifth inning. After signing a monster contract extension at the end of February (eight years, $260 million), he should be highly motivated to put together another stellar campaign.
Arenado signed an eight-year contract with the Rockies worth $260 million Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. The deal includes an opt-out after three years and will give the third baseman the highest per-year salary among all position players. It's great news for those who own Arenado in dynasty leagues, as he'll get to remain in Coors Field for at least three additional seasons and potentially for the bulk of the rest of his career. The contract overrides the one-year deal Arenado signed earlier in the offseason, so it will take him through the 2026 season, with the opt-out coming after 2021.
Arenado agreed to a one-year, $26 million contract with the Rockies on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. It appeared as though an arbitration hearing was imminent, but after Arenado previously requested $30 million and the Rockies offered up $24 million, the two sides managed to settle on $26 million as a fair price, which is a record for a player going through the arbitration process. The 27-year-old has proven that he's worth the hefty price, belting 38 homers while driving in 110 runs and finishing with a .297 batting average in 156 games a season ago. He'll look to inflict more damage on opposing teams during the 2019 season now that he has a contract in place for at least another year.
Arenado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Dodgers. Arenado got the Rockies into the scoring column in the ninth inning, but they'd fall in Game 163 with Los Angeles emerging as the division champs. He'll end the regular season as the National League leader in home runs (38). The 27-year-old will have at least one more game left in 2018, as Colorado is set to face off against the Cubs on Tuesday in the wild-card game.
Arenado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Nationals. Arenado took Stephen Strasburg deep in the sixth inning to record his 35th homer of the season. That's good enough for third in the National League, but he will almost certainly end up with his lowest home run total since 2014. Still, it's been a good campaign for Arenado, as he topped both 100 RBI and runs scored and is currently hitting .296.