“There has been a lot of stuff going on that nobody knows about, and I was reacting to what was said, and [that] was out of character for me because I’m very private with my life,” Arenado wrote in a statement released to the Denver Post on Wednesday. “The Rockies have been talking to my agent and me this offseason about a number of things that will remain between us. I will not speak on these things anymore. I’m getting ready for the upcoming season. I’m working hard to get better for my teammates and fans.”
On Monday, after Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich declared that the team had ended trade talks for Arenado, the third baseman told MLB.com that there was “a lot of disrespect from people there that I don’t want to be a part of.”
The disrespect, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan, centered on the Rockies’ winter of inaction less than a year after the team signed Arenado to an eight-year, $260 million contract extension.
When the organization signaled early this offseason that it did not intend to expand its payroll this winter, Arenado…