Nolan Arenado has reportedly been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Drew and Patrick respond with immediate reactions to one of the worst moments in franchise history.

Drew Creasman
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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America.  

  • I like Monfort. He has actually spent more than people realise over the years. But his loyalty, a good trait, to his GMs has always been a barrier to success.

    I will just say this about owners. I spent my first decade after uni in the finance industry, and you are absolutely correct that baseball is a rich industry. But cash flow is an issue for a lot of baseball owners. The reason Cohen can spend freely in New York is that financial assets (his primary wealth) is very liquid, and easily convertible to pay an extra $30 million if losses pop up. Cash flow is always what to watch. Because net worth doesn’t pay bills. Actual cash flows do. I think this tells you a lot about Mondort’s financial situation and what the expectation is about 2021 revenues. And the possibility of 2022 lockout. The cash simply isn’t going to come in, which means Monfort is actually now in financial sweats (his other businesses may also have been badly hurt by pandemic). If that is true, I’ll be watching to see when the rumours of Rox being up for sale come up. Any chance Kroenke would dump the Rams and buy in here?

    This off-season has looked like a panic offseason. Rather than seek a trade for Dahl, you dump him. Instead of working from November 1 for the best deal for Nolan…they waited until things put them in an awful situation.

    I’m gutted but trading Nolan…right thing. Trading him for a bag of magic beans and paying the Cards to take him…uggh!

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