Up until Jan.11, there was growing concern that Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies would not come to an agreement in his final year of arbitration, forcing a potentially tedious legal process.


On that day, Arenado requested $30 million, while the Rockies offered $24 million for his services in 2019. That led most to believe that ​he would eventually sign the biggest arbitration deal in MLB history


Well, it took nearly three weeks, but that record is official. The four-time Silver Slugger will make $26 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility after coming to terms with the club, breaking the previous record of $22 million held by former Blue Jay and new Atlanta Brave Josh Donaldson.

Colorado has now agreed to terms with all of its arbitration-eligible players, a big reason to breathe a sigh of relief.


As for Arenado, well, he will be making $26 million the season before ​he is set to become a free agent and demand what is sure to be a massive contract.  

The six-time Gold Glover is well on his way to becoming one of the game's highest-paid players. Have a day, Mr. Arenado. $26 million has a pretty nice ring to it.