Rockies, Nolan Arenado Agree to Massive Contract Extension

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) in September. Photo by Chris Brown/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9883126b)

The Rockies and their franchise cornerstone, Nolan Arenado, will continue together for the next several years after the two parties agreed to a big contract extension.

Arenado, considered by many to be the best third baseman in baseball, agreed to sign a contract extension for 6 seasons worth $260 million with the team that drafted him back in 2009.

The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the best players in baseball over the past several seasons. In addition to being widely considered as the best defensive third baseman in the game, he is also a prolific power hitter.

The talented third baseman has won the NL Gold Glove award as the best defensive third baseman in the league every season since making his debut with Colorado in 2013.

In addition, Arenado has twice led the MLB in home runs during his first six seasons with Colorado. He hit 42 home runs in 2015 and 41 in 2016 to lead the league.

The California native has been named an All-Star for the past four consecutive seasons. He has also garnered four consecutive Silver Slugger awards as the top offensive player at his position in Major League Baseball.

Arenado and the Rockies will look to continue their recent success together. The Rockies have made the playoffs in the past two seasons, their first playoff berths since the franchiseĀ“s only World Series appearance back in 2007.