Nolan Arenado Deals
The rumors about Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado have been flying as of late, so I thought I would take a look at some potential trades the Dodgers could offer for him. While it remains incredibly unlikely that the Rockies would consider trading Arenado to the team they consider to be their arch rival, he would nicely supplement a lefty-heavy lineup in LA and play stellar defense at third.
Dodgers give Gavin Lux and Diego Cartaya - In order to justify this trade, Arenado's 2021 opt-out clause would probably have to be voided since the Dodgers would be giving up a catcher with high upside as well as the number two prospect in all of baseball. However, the Rockies could use a big, lefty bat, as Charlie Blackmon is aging quickly and have very thin resources at catcher.
Dodgers give Tony Gonsolin, Kiebert Ruiz, and Josiah Gray - The Rockies receive a major-league ready starter in Gonsolin and two highly touted prospects. This would certainly replenish the Rockies' current and future rotations, areas in which they are lacking, while providing them that powerful catcher which they so desperately need. Wolters and Iannetta have simply not gotten it done for them in the past two years at that position, and their pitchers, namely Kyle Freeland and Jon Gray, have regressed in the past two years.
Dodgers give Dustin May, Diego Cartaya, Joc Pederson, and Ross Stripling - This trade may hurt the most for Dodgers fans, as Pederson, Stripling, and May are all extremely talented and fan favorites. However, with the addition of Cartaya, they fill many of the Rockies' needs, in strong pitching and future catching, while Pederson could solidify a lineup that will, without Arenado, lack more than a few consistent power hitters, especially away from Coors Field.