The contract is worth $ 260 million, locking the third basketball player with a deal that can last until 2026
The deal, which replaces Arenado's previous one-year contract, includes a full ban on trade, according to sources.
All long-term deals carry a risk, but Colorado and Arenaado are the perfect storm of a franchise in profitable mode now tied to the superstar at the right moment
After months of discussion, the deal was gathered in the last days after the Rocky Mountains guaranteed eighth season, according to sources. The deal, which will keep Arenadale to reach a free agency after the season 2019, will set an annual record for players in position. He also includes a player's withdrawal after the season 2021.
Arenado, 27, is a four-time All-Star who has won a gold glove in all six seasons. He is at the head of the National League in the household three times, including 2018, when he hit .297 / .374 / .561 with 38 home runs and 110 RBIs.
While numerous teams were stunned by the idea of pursuing Arenado as a free agency after the 2019 season, according to sources, he has chosen the security of more than a quarter of a billion dollars guaranteed by the Rocky Mountains. One of these teams was the Los Angeles Dodgers, which could speed up the persecution of current free agent Bryce Harper, whom they met in Las Vegas on Sunday night, according to sources. The Dodgers are looking for a shorter deal than the 10-year contract that Harper is looking for.
The total value of Arnedo's deal did not reach $ 300 million in a free agent, the third baseman Manny Machado, obtained by San Diego Padres, but this exceeded Mahado's annual salary of $ 30 million, dollar that Miguel Cabrera receives each year from the Detroit tigers. Zack Grannek, only $ 34.4 million from Arizona Diamondback, will have a higher average annual salary of $ 32.5 million.
In its first six seasons, Colorado Arenao has hit .291 / .346 /. 616 RBIs – both top among NL players. His gloves are considered even better than his bat, and the mast of toys is almost every night.