Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort isn’t too happy that the organization had to trade five-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove winner Nolan Arenado last week, saying that while he is frustrated he still believes that the team is built to compete.
“I’m a fan. I truly am,” Monfort said, according to ESPN’s David Schoenfield. “I understand how they feel. To be quite honest, I would probably feel the same way. I do even feel the same way. When we signed Nolan, it was an attempt to keep Nolan for rest of his career. But things do change.”
Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich disagreed with the idea that following the trade of Arenado, that the team is in rebuild mode. Colorado still has All-Star shortstop Trevor Story, who is eligible for a new deal as he is currently set to hit the free agent market following the 2021 season.
“There are levels and variations of the rebuild process, but this certainly is not a total teardown and rebuild like certain teams have chosen to go,” Bridich said. “I think if that were the case that certain players would have already been traded.”