According to Mark Feinsand and Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Colorado Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have agreed to a two-year deal to avoid arbitration for this off-season as well as next off-season.
In a bit of a surprising move, the Colorado Rockies are close to avoiding arbitration with shortstop Trevor Story for both this offseason as well as next offseason by agreeing to a two-year deal, according to Mark Feinsand and Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Jeff Passan of ESPN reports on Twitter that the deal is worth $27.5 million.
Story filed for $11.5 million for arbitration and the Rockies went as high as $10.5 million so, if the contract will be split evenly for each year, Story will make more this upcoming season.
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If that is the case, the Rockies could be getting themselves a deal as Story could have made even more heading into 2021 depending on how well 2020 goes. If they backload it a bit for 2021, it still can be an excellent deal for the Rockies.
It may not be the deal that Colorado Rockies fans would be looking for in length but at least for the Rockies, it gives them some more certainty on payroll costs in the near future. In addition, it can avoid a big issue that has tarnished the relationships between countless teams and players: arbitration, in general.
We discussed some of that in this article about two weeks ago when it was announced that Story and the Rockies had not come to terms yet to avoid arbitration.
It also can give Rockies fans a sense of relief in what’s been a rough offseason, much like the Larry Walker Hall of Fame announcement did earlier this week.
Stay tuned for more developments as we will update this article and/or the site as they break. Also, Story will be speaking to the media, including Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry, at Rockies Fest at Coors Field tomorrow so stay tuned for our coverage of that as well.