Nolan Arenado Expected To Decline Opt-Out, Will Remain With Cardinals
If Cardinals fans were worried that Nolan Arenado was potentially going to opt out and leave St. Louis this Winter, they should no longer have those concerns.
In a recent post written by John Heyman that piggy backs off his report talking about Jacob deGrom heading to the Rangers this offseason, he also added a nugget in there about Arenado. Heyman is reporting that Arenado is widely expected to decline his upcoming player opt out clause. Arenado loves St. Louis so much that he’s not going to even bother testing the market. Instead, Arenado will remain with the Cardinals through the 2027 MLB Season for $141 million despite the fact that he could definitely get more if he wanted to.
“Nolan Arenado is said to love St. Louis so much he will remain with the team despite his opt-out. He bought a house there and appreciates having a great relationship with the front office after Colorado. They could alter his deal, but friends say he’s going nowhere.”
Maybe Arenado restructures the deal but regardless, it doesn’t sound like he’s going anyway. It’s fantastic news for the Cardinals. Arenado, 31, is having a monster season with St. Louis currently sporting a battling line of .294/.358/.539. He’s also a 7.5 WAR player on the season playing beautiful defense as he always does.
If you want to read more about the season Arenado is having, Milo just posted something a few weeks ago. Safe to say, Arenado was never a product of Coors Field. They needed him. Not the other way around. Just like DJ LeMahieu and Trevor Story.
In other Cardinals news, Albert Pujols is must-see TV with his home run chase. The machine is just two homers away from the 700 mark. We NEED to see it!
Long story short; vibes are good right now for the Cardinals. They’re running away with the NL Central, Pujols keeps hitting bombs, and Nolan Arenado is definitely staying. What more do you want if you’re a red birds fan?