Former Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is quickly adapting to his new team.
In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Arenado spoke about how it felt like he was joining a winning culture in St. Louis after being traded to the Cardinals.
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“I want to be a part of a group like this,” Arenado told the Post-Dispatch. “The expectations are high. The fans’ expectations are to get there, to the playoffs. It seems like here, ‘We’re the Cardinals. We should always be there.’ I like that. That’s a cool feeling to be a part of.”
He added: “It’s the culture. You can tell there are certain things that they do every day or guys do every day that’s different. I didn’t know. I know people work hard where I’ve been before. But the way they go about it here is a little different. There are a lot of coaches around. There are a lot of trainers around. It’s a different vibe than what I’ve ever seen.”
He also talked about what it was like to put on a new uniform.
“Everything’s red,” he said. “All my clothes are … red. I wasn’t sad putting it on, but it was crazy realizing I’m in a different uniform. (Trevor) Story’s locker is not to my right. Those little things stood out to me. I’ve got Yadi, which is not bad, right? Looking to the right and where I once saw Story, now I see Yadi. It’s different. I love it so far. I love every part of it.”
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports