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Old 03-16-2018, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Official 2018 Nolan Arenado thread

Witnessed a number of inferior caliber players (Gary Sanchez, Judge, Acuna) get their own threads. Felt utterly compelled as a true baseball fan to start a player thread for Nolan Arenado, regarded by the majority as the best 3B alive. Fantasy projections tell me to pick this dude right after Mike Trout. I believe he will win the NL MVP award he deserved last year, this year, at age 27. He's finished 8/5/4 the last 3. Won't even mention he has won a Gold Glove every year since he put on a Rockies uniform (5 straight) which leads to the logical conclusion he is on pace to win the GG every year he plays which would make him the best defensive player of ALL-TIME at any position. All the inscrutable stat projections has Arenado has him as one of a few hall of famers from this generation.

Show off your Arenado's and throw them in the faces of the haters that think Arenado is a Coors product:

His last 162 games on the road :

.280-34-102

Paul Goldschmidt:

.285-25-104

It's a push between Arenado and Goldy who no self-respecting baseball fan would insult by labeling him anything other than a top 5 player in all the sport.

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:08 PM   #2
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One of the very few non D-Backs players I really enjoy watching (except when he's playing the D-Backs!) Have a few update and heritage RC.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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Paging TexMacpherson!!
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:31 PM   #4
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my collection doesn't center around him, especially since I'm a yankees fan. however I've made it a point to diversify my collection to include a bunch of his cards with the hopes they only go up in value over time. by the way, clocsta2323, that collection is awesome!


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Old 03-16-2018, 11:54 PM   #5
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Nolan can definitely play. I just had a sub go to PSA that had 6-7 Base 2013 Updates, an emerald and a 13 Chrome Draft Black Refractor /35. I will be happy to tuck them away with my Trout graded cards once they are back.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:23 AM   #6
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Nolan can definitely play. I just had a sub go to PSA that had 6-7 Base 2013 Updates, an emerald and a 13 Chrome Draft Black Refractor /35. I will be happy to tuck them away with my Trout graded cards once they are back.
im batting .000 emerald PSA gems out of 6. 5 9s and 1 8.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:29 AM   #7
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my collection doesn't center around him, especially since I'm a yankees fan. however I've made it a point to diversify my collection to include a bunch of his cards with the hopes they only go up in value over time. by the way, clocsta2323, that collection is awesome!

Awesome Blue... i have 3 9s i couldnt 10... Arenado is going to play in 156 games again(this is hugely important), his numbers are going to be insane.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:45 AM   #8
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Awesome Blue... i have 3 9s i couldnt 10... Arenado is going to play in 156 games again(this is hugely important), his numbers are going to be insane.
thanks! I got a deal for the blue and gold together from an ebay seller. he had both for sale and was able to work on a combined deal for the pair. very condition sensitive. oh and the chrome update I got on ebay as a best offer. there were two auctions ending in a few days besides it. bit the bullet and purchased it without waiting on the auctions. well, they ended up finishing for $30 over what I paid for mine. with a pop of only 25 PSA 10's, they don't seem to come up often.

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Old 03-17-2018, 07:57 AM   #9
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I had the same thought. When I saw this thread, I assumed he started it. I’m sure it won’t be long. It’s as inevitable as salmon returning to their birthplace to spawn.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:55 PM   #10
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Hope Arenado has a huge season and finally comes out of the shadow he plays in. I know everyone here on BO knows of his greatness but the casual fan who doesn't collect cards have no clue who he is
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:02 PM   #11
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He won’t ever get the respect, accolades, and hardware many of you feel he deserves unless the Rockies somehow win a Workd Series (unlikely to happen anytime soon) or he goes and plays elsewhere and puts up similar numbers without the Moon atmosphere. Whether or not you think the “Coors effect” thing is real in terms of the laws of physics as they apply to baseball, it’s very real in the minds of many fans, media members, etc.

He’s a great player and deserves more respect, to be sure. Is he undeniably better than anyone but Trout, as the OP comes close to suggesting? I personally don’t think so. But if he wins an MVP in the next couple years, I also personally wouldn’t quibble with it. I definitely respect his talent.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:05 PM   #12
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He is no worse than the 3rd best position player in baseball. I'd take him over Harper any day of the week. I'd have him behind Trout(duh) and Altuve.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:45 PM   #13
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Guy is an RBI machine. I know I know, no one cares about RBI any more. Still, very few you'd rather have up to bat with your team down 1 in the 9th. And of course, best defensive 3rd baseman of his era... so hes got that going for him.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:01 PM   #14
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I was sorting thru a Craigslist purchase and out pops an Arenado 2013 Topps #259 along with an Ozuna

happy, happy, happy!

... sweeeeet find.
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:32 PM   #15
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:48 PM   #16
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Here’s a few. Got a few big ones coming back this week from PSA.




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Those are some nice cards, Tex. I particularly like the Sepia Refractor and the 2013 Bowman Sterling.
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Lord have mercy COEFOR. I just went from six to midnight.
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Lord have mercy COEFOR. I just went from six to midnight.
Thanks, I have a Black Update /62 coming from PSA. Didn’t grade too hot as it usually has edge issues but just wanted it slabbed. Turns out to be the only black graded at all.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:11 PM   #20
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Nado! Here are my faves of my favourite player.
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Why even bother posting that junk bankdawg?
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Arenado is an absolute wizard on defense. He’s the best defensive third baseman in baseball, and you can make a pretty compelling argument that he’s the best fielder at any position in all of baseball.

Oh and he hits 40 homers and drives in 130 per year on top of that?

From a card standpoint, I’ve never quite understood why he doesn’t sell for more.

There are better overall hitters and Trout is a better overall player; but no one in MLB does what Nolan does on offense AND defense.
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From a card standpoint, I’ve never quite understood why he doesn’t sell for more.
He plays for the Rockies. That is the sum total of the explanation.

That is a double whammy bc he plays in a market with limited national exposure and following and he plays half his games in a stadium that makes some people doubt the legitimacy of his offensive stats.
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Arenado is an absolute wizard on defense. He’s the best defensive third baseman in baseball, and you can make a pretty compelling argument that he’s the best fielder at any position in all of baseball.

Oh and he hits 40 homers and drives in 130 per year on top of that?

From a card standpoint, I’ve never quite understood why he doesn’t sell for more.

There are better overall hitters and Trout is a better overall player; but no one in MLB does what Nolan does on offense AND defense.
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He plays for the Rockies. That is the sum total of the explanation.

That is a double whammy bc he plays in a market with limited national exposure and following and he plays half his games in a stadium that makes some people doubt the legitimacy of his offensive stats.

He's far from cheap
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