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MLB World Reacts To Blockbuster Trade Involving Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado reacting to a home run.

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies watches the flight of a sixth inning solo homerun against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field on September 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

After several months of rumors, Nolan Arenado was finally traded from the Colorado Rockies. On Friday night, the All-Star third baseman was shipped to the St. Louis Cardinals in the biggest deal of the offseason thus far.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first broke the news regarding the Arenado trade. In order to get this blockbuster deal done, Colorado had to cover a portion of the $199 million remaining on Arenado's contract.

In return for sending Arenado to the Cardinals, the Rockies will receive a package that includes Luken Baker, Austin Gomber, Angel Rondon, Jhon Torres and Jake Woodford.

This trade will not be official until Arenado waives his no-trade clause, but that isn't expected to hold up the deal. Bob Nightengale of

Really, there's no reason for the two opt-outs. The #STLCards will love Nolan Arenado, and he'll love St. Louis right back. He has been raving about the organization for years, and loved the idea of playing for the Cardinals.

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 30, 2021

">USA Today Sports reported that Arenado has been raving about the Cardinals for years.

As you'd expect, the baseball world is excited about Arenado's fit with the rest of the Cardinals' lineup.

"For several years, I thought Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt were the two most underrated stars in baseball," MLB insider Mark Feinsand tweeted. "Now they're likely going to be hitting next to each other in the Cardinals' lineup." 

Over the course of his career with the Rockies, Arenado had a career .293 average, 235 home runs and 760 RBI. He's an eight-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star.

The Cardinals should be a serious threat to win the NL Central with Arenado on their roster.