As mentioned earlier, one of the most positive news stories of the offseason revolved around Trevor Story and the Rockies coming together on a two-year, $27.5 million deal that will keep the two sides from any arbitration issues. The contract (which is almost finalized, Story said on Saturday) ends after the 2021 season, the same time that contracts for Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon come to an end as well.
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The contract doesn’t keep Story as a member of the Rockies any longer than he would’ve been without it. It covers the last two years of his arbitration period. Colorado and Story were still going to need to figure out what happened after the 2021 season, with or without this new contract.
Story signing follows a similar pattern to Arenado’s. Does that mean Story is set up to sign a long-term deal with the Rockies? It’s possible, but nothing is set in stone.
“It feels good. I’ve enjoyed my time here. I love playing here in front of these fans,” Story said. “Last year was rough but the years before that were good. You have to look at it in a bigger picture.”
And that was a big theme as well. Last year was not who this Rockies team believes that it is.