Arenado feels disrespected after Rockies pull out of trade talks


Nolan Arenado isn't a happy camper.

The Colorado Rockies All-Star third baseman spoke out on Monday after general manager Jeff Bridich said earlier that day the club is no longer looking to trade the seven-time Gold Glove winner.

"There’s a lot of disrespect from people there that I don't want to be a part of," Arenado said in a text, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. "You can quote that."

Arenado's comments marked the first time the 28-year-old expressed his feelings about trade rumors that surfaced during the winter meetings in mid-December.

"You ask what I thought of Jeff’s quotes and I say I don’t care what people say around there," he added. “There is a lot of disrespect."

The five-time All-Star wouldn't reveal what he found particularly disrespectful, according to Harding, who adds that the Rockies GM said he'd respond to Arenado soon.

"I'm not mad at trade rumors," Arenado said. "There's more to it than that."

Arenado, who's spent his whole seven-year career with Colorado, agreed to an eight-year, $260-million extension last winter, which includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out following the 2021 season.

"I love this group, and that’s why I committed here," Arenado said after he signed his new contract, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. "I'm comfortable here and it feels right with this young group we have. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and I really believe we can win.

"I wouldn’t make this decision if I didn’t believe that. I’m here for the long haul."

Colorado posted a disappointing 71-win campaign in 2019 following a berth in the NLDS in 2018.

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