Updated: May 28
Breaking: The Rockies are trading Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals, first reported by The Athletic, confirmed by ESPN. The Rockies are getting multiple players and sending upward of $50 million to St. Louis in the deal, sources said. pic.twitter.com/5ec6JrA08t — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 30, 2021
This has to be the worst trade in the history of baseball right? Maybe in all of sports even. I’m not a baseball expert or anything like that but this is clearly highway robbery. This is strolling into the Tower of London and the guards hand you the Crown Jewels on the way out. Oh and they give you $50 million just for the hell of it. To put it differently this is the Avalanche trading away Nathan Mackinnon. The Rockies should be ashamed of what they did with this trade. Rockies fans should be furious, and they are. This Nolan Arenado trade was so bad they had to do it in the middle of the night after one of the craziest days in the history of the stock market.
Jeff Bridich acted like a crook with this trade. He traded away the best thing to ever happen to the Rockies, the only reason to care about the franchise, in exchange for paying the Cardinals $50 million for some prospects. And we all knew as Rockies fans that Nolan Arenado was going to be traded. Because there was no way he was going to stay with the team after the way Jeff Bridich treated him.
But Rockies fans deserved better than this. Despite knowing the trade was inevitable. Nolan Arenado leaving the team could have been stomached had they gotten the King’s ransom they deserved. But no. The Rockies did not get nearly the return they should have for Arenado. And they still payed to get rid of him! The Rockies have been crying poor for years when it comes to paying there players yet they were able to pay to give up their best player? How does that make sense? Jeff Bridich deserves to be fired for this. He has done nothing but ruin this franchise.
Jeff Bridich’s career “accomplishments” with the Rockies Singed Ian Desmond for $70 mill (also cost them a top 10 pick that year in draft) signed Wade Davis, Brian Shaw, & Jake McGee Let DJ walk, signed Murphy for same money NY gave DJ -Pissed off Nolan, traded him away. — Dan Tanner (@DanTanner091) January 30, 2021
After everything Jeff Bridich is done I can’t think of a reason he should still have his job. Bridich is going to have to do a press conference to talk about this. And that slimy crook is going to try and tell the fanbase that this was for the best. That they are clearing money so they can sign Trevor Story. And that what they got in return will put the team on the right path. And it’s all going to be lies.
Because there is no way that Trevor Story is going to want to resign with the Rockies after this. Why would Story sign a long term contract with the Rockies when he saw them shop around Arenado a year after signing him to his long term contract? No one is going to want to play for this organization while Jeff Bridich is still in charge. The guy is a clown that thinks going to Harvard makes him smarter than everyone around him.
Rockies GM Jeff Bridich once said he was above media criticism because “99 percent of them, they’ve never even led anything in their lives.” Worth noting that 99 percent of them have also never enraged a star player and then paid $50 million for the pleasure of trading him away. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) January 30, 2021
Jeff Bridich 100% is the guy that always has to remind you that they went to an Ivy League school. He is an absolute tool. And apparently his communication skills are so bad that half the league doesn’t even want to pick up his phone calls. Jeff Bridich is a vampire that sucks the happiness out of baseball fans. Rockies fans truly deserve better than this clown.
Rockies ownership took the most rabid fanbase in the history of baseball — one that held the MLB mark for attendance in a season for the team's first seven years — and turned it into five playoff appearances, two playoff series wins, and no championships in nearly 30 years. — Pandemic Dinosaur Podcast (@purpledinocast) January 30, 2021
This is the lowest of the low for the Colorado Rockies. Trading away your star player for next to nothing proves that the front office/ownership either doesn’t care about winning or they’re completely inept at their job. Maybe both.
The Rockies trying to follow the Rays model https://t.co/9w569gy8rF pic.twitter.com/KdhO8nQ8RG — Jon Tayler, Top 0.1% On OnlyJons (@JATayler) January 30, 2021
Rockies fans need to stop giving Dick Monfort their money. He doesn’t deserve another dime of it until he proves he actually wants to win, not just profit. And that starts with firing Jeff Bridich.