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Rockies owner optimistic about long-term deal for Nolan Arenado after record arbitration deal
DENVER -- Rockies owner Dick Monfort is optimistic the team can sign All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado to a long term deal. Arenado and the Rockies agreed to a $26 million deal to avoid arbitration on Thursday, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Arenado becomes eligible for free agency after the 2019 season and figures to be the top player on the market next offseason.