This is the one that perhaps cracks me up the most. Follow the logic (or lack of it) here with me.
The Rockies don’t have a lot of money to spend this season
Trevor Story is likely getting a nice raise through arbitration in 2020.
He is also in line for a contract extension before he becomes a free agent at the end of the 2021 season.
The Rockies have no money so they’ll jettison Story before they have to pay him.
Wait, what? There’s some kind of jumping the shark logic working here. However, there has been that buzz.
After all, there are those who say now is the time for the Rockies to trade Story, coming off his second straight All-Star berth and Silver Slugger Award. They’ll never get more for him than they will now, right?
For the Rockies to trade off one of the top offensive AND defensive shortstops of the game makes zero sense. Let’s put this notion to bed. There is still plenty of room for Nolan Arenado and Story to grow together as we detailed here. Colorado has arguably the best left side of the infield in the game today. They’re not going to break that up any time soon.
Over these next few weeks, with rumors flying around, take a deep breath before you put too much faith into them, Rockies fans. That’s the best advice we can give you.