MLB Rumors: Why the Cardinals are unlikely to trade Nolan Arenado
In an interview with the New York Post, St. Louis Cardinals star Nolan Arenado said that he was bracing for the team to sell at the trade deadline — and even admitted the possibility that he could be on the move.
But every indication is that the Cardinals have no intention on moving either Arenado or star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
The Cardinals view Arenado as an integral part of their franchise in 2023 and beyond. They were thrilled when he opted into the remainder of his nine-year, $275 million contract and was set to be in St. Louis until 2028. Their organizational thinking has not changed. They want Arenado and even if they did look to trade him, the presence of a full no-trade clause would make any deal even more difficult.