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Dodgers Rumors: Could a Nolan Arenado Trade Be Revisited This Offseason?

As the Dodgers enter into the offseason, they are left trying to figure out what happened during their playoff series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Their pitching completely imploded, and the bats went ice-cold again in the postseason.

It’s something that LA must deal with this winter, otherwise, they will be back in the same place next season. They have a clear need for starting pitching, but there are other areas that the Dodgers could look into as well.

In addition to their other needs, the Dodgers could always restart talks that they had prior to the trade deadline with the St. Louis Cardinals.

“They have two premier catching prospects in Diego Cartaya and Dalton Rushing, both of whom are blocked by Will Smith. Miguel Vargas and Michael Busch, without set positions on a major league infield, would also intrigue other teams. Perhaps they rekindle trade talks with the St. Louis Cardinals for Nolan Arenado.”


LA has a ton of good prospects in their farm system, but the reality that is many of them won’t be able to produce for them in the big leagues. This is a move for the team to take a swing on, and Arenado is worth the cost of a few prospects.

If the Dodgers were to reengage with the Cardinals on Arenado, it could be one of the big pickups that the team is expected to make this offseason. They have a clear need at third base, and Arenado could easily fill that role.

Last season for the Cardinals, Arenado hit .266 with 26 home runs and 93 runs batted in. He would help solidify a position for years to come.

While he isn’t the defender that he once was, he would still bring strong defensive ability and a bat that could really boost this offense. Arenado has wanted to be a member of the Dodgers for a long time as well, so he would likely be extremely motivated to help get this team over the hump.

It would help reenergize the fanbase as well, which is something that the front office needs to do this winter. Grabbing Arenado, a few starting pitchers and possibly Shohei Ohtani would be seen as the Dodgers going all-in for the first time, and it’s about time they finally did something like that.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.


  1. He is on the decline. His contract is for over $30 million/yr, several more years. Getting him 2 years ago might have made sense. Not now.

    1. Have to agree with you. I would not give up any of our top tier prospects for Arenado unless the Cards paid at least half of his remaining salary. Chapman would be cheaper and we would not have to give up any prospects.

  2. I like the idea of getting Nolan Arenado obviously what will the cost be and will st Louis paying some of that contract money depended on who the Dodgers give up. But I like the idea let’s get it done.

    1. Definitely would like to see Arenado playing 3rd base for the Dodgers next year. If the Dodgers can get 2 or 3 starting pitchers for next season via FA signings and trades, we should be able to make an attractive offer to St. Louis.
      Maybe even explore a 3 way trade between the Dodgers, Cardinals & either the Guardians or the White Sox.

  3. I don’t know if Arenado is the guy or not but I absolutely want to see the Dodgers go get a right handed power bat that can play 3B or LF. I’d prefer a younger player but I would not be mad with having Arenado at 3B for the next couple years.

    Also, yes Cartaya is currently blocked but if the Dodgers trade Rushing they are complete and utter idiots. He’s by far the Dodgers best position player prospect IMO. That kid is going to be a special player and his makeup is incredible. No way should he be part of any deal unless we’re getting Acuna or somebody like that back which obviously isn’t going to happen.

    1. Jay, definitely agree with you on NOT trading Dalton Rushing. Cartaya was not impressive this past season & so far Rushing has performed well!

  4. Muncy, Smith, Taylor are trade bait to get a solid player like Arenado. Taylor is a great utility player, but Kike has taken this role, and Taylor wants to play everyday. Bobby Miller has major command issues, and needs more seasoning. Pepiot deserves a rotation starter shot over him. Sheehan is not ready for prime time, but could be a good trade piece. Outman hasn’t figured out how to hit yet, but has earned another season to improve.
    However, IF LA doesn’t solve it’s starting pitching, they will have an even more difficult season again, and then the alarm bells will sound for the Guggenheim Group to fire the front office baseball operations honchos, as well as the inept field manager, and you can bet those bells will be Clanging LOUDER than EVER!

  5. Arenado can’t be compared to Muncy he is a way better defender evan if there is a decline in Arenado’s defense. Way better bat also, I would’ve taken Arenado two years ago over Turner, or now over Muncy.

  6. Stop it… people act like arena do wants to be traded. Not sure how much more clear he can make it. He’s not going anywhere

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