Colorado Rockies fans have spoken: Nolan Arenado over Trevor Story for the next six seasons

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 20: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Trevor Story #27 after Arenado's two-run home run off of Alex Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at Chase Field on August 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arenado was playing in his 1,000th MLB game. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 20: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Trevor Story #27 after Arenado's two-run home run off of Alex Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at Chase Field on August 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Arenado was playing in his 1,000th MLB game. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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In a surprisingly decisive victory, Colorado Rockies fans have spoken on Twitter and they would prefer Nolan Arenado for the next six seasons over Trevor Story.

After our friends as Redbird Rants posed a similar question on Twitter, we asked Colorado Rockies whether if for the next six seasons, if they could only have one of them, which player would they prefer to have: Nolan Arenado or Trevor Story.

Arenado has a slight edge defensively and offensively but Story is younger and also is a better baserunner. Considering that, I personally thought that it would be a close vote but 365 people voted and by a 70.1 percent to 29.9 percent margin, you said that you would prefer to have Nolan Arenado for the next six seasons.

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Both Arenado and Story could become free agents after the 2021 season so, depending on the status of the 2020 season, the Rockies could have just one season left of each of them. Arenado does have the opportunity to opt-in to five more years and $164 million plus bonuses on top-five MVP finishes, Gold Glove Awards, All-Star appearances, and other awards and honors.

As it stands, in his career, Arenado has come in the top five in MVP voting in four seasons and top ten finishes in two more seasons, won seven Gold Glove Awards, made five All-Star appearances, and won four Silver Slugger Awards in seven major league seasons.

Story, on the other hand, has only made two All-Star appearances and two Silver Slugger Awards but no Gold Glove Awards or any top-five MVP finishes. His rookie season was cut short due to injury, though, but had he kept up with his season, he may have been able to get some more awards.

For his part, Story and the Rockies will likely try to negotiate an extension before he becomes a free agent himself.

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Maybe, Rockies fans will be able to see both of them play the vast majority of their career in a Rockies uniform but as it currently stands, if there was only one that Rockies fans would prefer to have, it’s Nolan Arenado.

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