Nolan Arenado (32, St. Louis Cardinals), the ‘best third baseman’ with both offense and defense, drew attention by revealing his thoughts on the timing of his retirement.
On the 6th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, mentioned Arenado’s passionate attitude towards the game.
Although Arenado is regarded as the best third baseman, he still goes to training and games with a sense of urgency. Even Arena himself says he needs a break. 메이저놀이터
However, it is also because of this passion that Arenado’s results are possible. Arenado won the Gold Glove for 10 consecutive years with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs last year.
Arenado has never missed a Gold Glove at third base in the National League since his major league debut with the Colorado Rockies in 2013.
Afterwards, the timing of Arenado’s retirement was mentioned. Arenado is still only in his early 30s, but he seems to have a specific age in mind when he will retire.
In response, Arenado said, “I think he’d be fine at 38,” and “I don’t want to do it until 40, like Adam Wainwright or Albert Pujols.”
This means until the 2029 season. St. Louis and Arenado’s contract until the 2027 season. So if Arenado wants to retire in St. Louis, he’ll need an additional two-year contract.
Attention is focusing on whether Arenado, who has already set a specific retirement year, will continue to collect Gold Gloves or retire in St. Louis.