All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado will cash in on free agency after next season, but he's still set to make a record-setting number this year through arbitration.
Arenado's team requested a record $30 million salary for 2019 while the Colorado Rockies countered with $24 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Either number would be the most ever awarded to a player through arbitration.
Josh Donaldson set the record last year when he avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $23 million contract with Toronto.
Arenado earned $17.75 million in 2018 when he led the National League with 38 home runs.