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The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly advanced past the preliminary stages of trade talks involving All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado.
According to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, the Rockies and Cardinals have begun exchanging names, and the Rockies have insisted on a package that includes "a combination of Major League talent and at least one prospect" in return for Arenado:
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"The Cardinals do have the right mix of pieces, I believe, to potentially entice the Rockies to make this deal." @jonmorosi breaks down the latest in the Nolan Arenado sweepstakes on #MLBNHotStove.