Can the Rockies keep Trevor Story long-term?
There’s another contract that is pretty important to the Rockies that expires after the 2021 season. That’s the contract of All-Star shortstop Trevor Story.
Story and Arenado have become one of the best left sides of the infield in Major League Baseball today. Now the franchise has to see how to keep one or both of them in Colorado past the 2021 campaign.
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Rockies owner Dick Monfort said this during the end-of-season meeting with media members, including Rox Pile, about the money that is currently there for the team and what is coming soon via a new TV contract…
"“We’ve pretty much spent what we have through 2020. But it’s going to help. It’s going to help the franchise. It’s going to help the franchise keep players. We knew or we felt like we were going to get a deal when we signed Nolan. We’ve got Trevor. We’ve got these young pitchers coming up. But we’ll spend the money.”"
“We’ll spend the money” seems like a good sign when it comes to Story’s future in Colorado. The Rockies have already spent big on Arenado (eight years/$260 million) and Charlie Blackmon (six years/$108 million). Will Story join in the high-dollar club? He’s certainly earned the right so far and Colorado management seems intent on keeping him.
Is it really as easy as that? Rockies fans hope so but we will see. If so, the Rockies are in great shape at shortstop for years to come.