Rockies’ Josh Fuentes Shares Familial Rivalry With Future Hall Of Famer Nolan Arenado

Through the early part of the 2021 season Josh Fuentes has actually done a remarkable job filling up the footwear of his cousin, and former Rockies third baseman, Nolan Arenado.

” For me it was a possibility,” said Fuentes of his new duty with the Rockies.

” It’s interesting. I trust myself as a player to play 3rd base equally as excellent as he did,” he claimed of replacing the future prospective Hall of Famer.

” We educate together in the offseason. We’re constantly jabbing at each other, chatting a little mess, however it’s constantly a competition in between me and him as well as I’m thankful I’m playing there as well as definitely grateful I’m playing well,” included Fuentes.

Colorado Rockies third baseman Josh Fuentes (8) waits for the throw prior to labeling out New York Mets 3rd baseman Jeff McNeil (6) trying to extend a double versus the Colorado Rockies throughout a game between the Colorado Rockies as well as the New York Mets at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on April 18, 2021.

When asked if he’s been trading highlight reel plays with Nolan to brag about his strong dip into 3rd base, Fuentes claimed he hasn’t been associated with that directly, but has been getting some assistance from his various other member of the family.

 pic-1794187-text-DENVER, CARBON MONOXIDE– SEPTEMBER 15: Josh Fuentes # 8 of the Colorado Rockies responds to his three-run home run versus the San Diego Padres in the 7th inning at Coors Field on September 15, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.” Personally, I don’t, but I understand my

bro is and my relatives are, “he joked.” They’re sending them in the group chat. It’s good. It’s healthy, it’s fun competition.” The Rockies have actually stumbled out

of the starting gateway accumulating a 4-12 beginning, the worst record in the big leagues.” For us, it’s just sticking together as a group. We’re a pretty young team, “said Fuentes.” We’re attempting to adjust as well as get better. I believe we’re going to get a great deal much better. We’re mosting likely to experience ups as well as downs for sure, yet there’s absolutely a lot of ability, and men intend to work as well as get better.”

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