The Colorado Rockies and third baseman Nolan Arenado agreed to an 8-year $260 million dollar extension that will give him $32.5 million a season. This came almost a week after the San Diego Padres agreed to a 10-year deal that would bring third baseman ‘Manny’ Machado to San Diego for $300 million.
The Machado deal definitely put some pressure on the Rockies to pen the perennial third baseman Arenado and although the Machado deal seems bigger the fact that Manny will be getting nearly 2.5 less a year gives Nolan the money he deserves.
While both Arenado and Machado have both penned record deals with their teams, Bryce Harper is still waiting a deal from the Phillies, which as of today had not been complete. Sources did report that the Phillies made an offer to Harper worth the same as Machado, 10-years for $300M. Since the announcement of Arenado’s deal early this morning, that price tag will likely go up.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets have won two straight since the All-Star break last week. On Friday, the Nuggets went to Dallas to face an embattled Maverick’s team and beat them 114-104. Denver returned home on Sunday afternoon to host the L.A. Clippers at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets lead the entire game and beat the Clippers 123-96.
The Colorado State Wrestling Tournament wrapped up and for the first time in State Wrestling Championship history, female wrestlers Angel Rios of Valley and Jaslynn Gallegos of Skyview reached the podium.
This weekend’s tourney was one for the history books as three wrestlers won their fourth state titles. But one particular sophomore wrestler from a small 2A school in unincorporated Pueblo County is one who earned his title from day one.
Michael “Mikey” Atencio, of Rye High School capped off his perfect wrestling season with his first title and the schools first wrestling state title over the weekend when he beat Cade Rockwell of Wray High School at the Pepsi Center.
The Denver Broncos have not made any major announcements since they released the details of a trade with the Baltimore Ravens which would bring veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to Denver for a fourth round pick. The Broncos are positioned at number 10 in the draft this season and were not awarded any compensatory picks.
It’s still unclear as to what the Broncos plans are for Case Keenum who is expected to either be released or traded when trades begin next month.