Arenado indicated Tuesday that he planned to meet with general manager Jeff Bridich after the star third baseman expressed discontent with the direction of the Rockies during the offseason, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. "People are putting a light on us, saying, 'Nolan and the GM aren't talking.' But the GM doesn't come around a lot. It's no different this year than how it/s been every other year," Arenado said of his relationship with Bridich. "I think when we start trimming down the roster, then we can start having talks and see what we can do."
Jeff Passan of ESPN.com first put a spotlight on Arenado's dissatisfaction with the franchise back in January, with the Rockies' lack of activity on the open market this winter representing the main source of his frustration less than a year after he inked a $260 million contract extension. While Arenado has since walked back some of his criticisms of Rockies management, Passan reported Monday that "the relationship is broken," and a trade is "inevitable." Whether any trade happens in 2020 is less certain, but while he remains in Colorado, Arenado shapes up as a solid selection at the back end of the first round or early in the second round of fantasy drafts. Over each of the past five seasons, Arenado has posted a batting average no worse than .287 while providing at least 37 home runs, 97 runs and 110 RBI.
Arenado (side) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Brewers.
As expected, he will be unable to make it back before the end of the regular season. Ryan McMahon is starting at third base and hitting cleanup.
Manager Bud Black said Arenado (side) "probably won't play" in Sunday's season finale versus the Brewers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Arenado was withheld from Saturday's starting nine due to side soreness, and it's not a major surprise to see the team remaining cautious with its star third baseman for the final game of the season. Assuming he remains sidelined, the 28-year-old will finish 2019 with a .315/.379/.583 slash line with 41 home runs and 118 RBI in 155 games.
Arenado's absence from the lineup Saturday against the Brewers is due to side soreness, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The Rockies have nothing left to play for this season, so Arenado could sit Sunday as well, even if the injury is quite minor. If Arenado's season is indeed done, he'll end the year with career highs in batting average (.315), on-base percentage (.379) and OPS (.962) while posting his lowest strikeout rate (14.0 percent) since 2014. His 41 homers are just one shy of his career high and represent the third time he's reached the 40-homer mark.
Arenado is not in the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.
Arenado has posted typically strong numbers down the stretch, hitting .370/.469/.667 with four homers over his last 14 games. He'll get a rest Saturday, with Ryan McMahon sliding over to third base and Garrett Hampson starting at second.
Arenado is not in Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers.
Arenado smacked his 41st homer of the season in Friday's contest but will be out of the lineup for the second time in the past six games Saturday. Ryan McMahon will draw the start at third base and bat fifth in his place.
Arenado went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss at Dodger Stadium.
Arenado cracked open the scoring with a 399-foot solo homer off Clayton Kershaw in the first inning. It was his fourth career long ball off Kershaw and his team-leading 41st of the season. He also leads the Rockies in hits (179), RBI (118) and on-base percentage (.379).
Arenado is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Arenado will head to the bench after starting the last 22 games and posting a 1.318 OPS with nine home runs and 20 RBI in that stretch. Ryan McMahon will cover the hot corner Sunday while Garrett Hampson starts at second base.
Arenado went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double and a two-run home run in Friday's 10-8 win over the Padres.
His first-inning blast off Joey Lucchesi set the tone for a typically wild Coors Field affair that featured five homers and 14 extra-base hits between the two teams, but it was also Arenado's 40th long ball of the year. He's now one of only four third baseman in MLB history with at least three 40-HR campaigns on their resume -- joining Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and Eddie Mathews, as well as fellow Rockie Vinny Castilla, in a very exclusive club. Castilla and Arenado are also the only two Colorado players at any position to accomplish the feat.
Arenado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday in the Rockies' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Arenado is enjoying a 10-game hitting streak, but it hasn't helped the Rockies' fortunes much with the team losing nine of those contests. Fantasy managers are certainly benefiting, however, and Arenado looks on track to wrap up the campaign with new personal bests in both home runs and batting average. His .312 average sits three points above his career-best mark from 2017, and he's just five homers away from matching his career-high 42 from 2015.
Arenado went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Monday in the Rockies' 16-9 loss to the Dodgers.
Arenado slugged one of two home runs off Dodgers standout Walker Buehler, who was charged with his most earned runs (six) since serving up seven at Coors Field back on June 27. With 36 home runs and 107 RBI on the campaign, Arenado has been up to his usual tricks in the heart of the order, but the Rockies' horrid pitching staff remains the main reason why the team is stuck in last place in the NL West.
Arenado went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBI in a loss to Boston on Tuesday.
Arenado plated a run with a double in the fifth inning and drilled a two-run homer to left field in the ninth. The 28-year-old has been on a long ball binge in August, trailing only Gleyber Torres with 12 home runs this month. Arenado continues to be one of the most reliable offensive forces in baseball, slashing .308/.368/.573 with 34 homers and 103 RBI this season.
Arenado went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-4 loss to the Cardinals.
Arenado's fifth-inning homer was his 11th of August, giving him 33 for 2019. It also lifted him to the 100-RBI mark for the fifth straight season. The 28-year-old remains one of the best names in fantasy baseball.
Arenado is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Arenado has started eight straight games and gone 8-for-35 (.229) with five home runs and nine RBI during that stretch. He'll give way to Ryan McMahon at the hot corner in this one.
Arenado went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over Miami.
Arenado ripped a solo blast in the first inning before giving Colorado a late lead with his two-run shot in the eighth. After hitting just seven homers in all of June and July, the 28-year-old slugger has already launched eight in August, giving him 30 for the season.
Arenado went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-0 shutout of the Marlins.
With two outs in the eighth inning, Arenado launched a solo homer off Ryne Stanek for the final scoring of the night. Arenado has now homered in back-to-back games for the first time since May, while the Rockies are now 20-6 when Arenado goes deep. That's not a coincidence considering his slash line of .303/.365/.549 with 28 long balls, 91 RBI and 78 runs scored on the year.
Arenado went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Arenado ambushed Archie Bradley on the first pitch of his at-bat and hit a 423-foot blast to win the game for the Rockies. The 28-year-old has a .277/.323/.491 slash line with seven home runs in 31 games since the All-Star break.
Arenado is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.
This is the first game he has missed since July 25. He is hitting .346 with four home runs in 14 straight starts. Ryan McMahon will start at third base and hit fifth.
Arenado went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Padres.
His solo shot in the fourth inning extended his current hitting streak to a modest seven games, during which Arenado is slashing .417/.444/.917 with four homers and six RBI. The All-Star third baseman is having another impressive fantasy campaign, hitting .308 with 26 home runs, 87 RBI and 75 runs through 116 games.
Arenado went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 14-3 loss to the Astros.
Despite getting the rest of the afternoon off in a rout after being lifted in the seventh inning with the Rockies down 11-2, Arenado still went yard for the third time in the last three games and the 25th time this season. On the season, he's slashing .306/.367/.544, as the 28-year-old looks to top a .900 OPS for the fourth straight campaign.
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