Colorado Rockies: Has Trevor Story rewritten club’s pecking order?

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 24: Infielders Trevor Story #27 and Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 24: Infielders Trevor Story #27 and Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies
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) /

The Colorado Rockies boast a pair of the National League’s best overall players in Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado. Who stands the tallest between the two?

Few teams boast a pair of All-Stars on the left side of their infield. Even fewer can brag about having the two players in their primes, with minimal injuries.

In Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, the Colorado Rockies have arguably the best infield combo in the majors, and possibly one of the best ever when the two wrap up their careers. A trade of Arenado would obviously change things, but let’s enjoy it for now.

You’ll seldom hear a Rockies’ player compare the two. The simple question of, “Who’s better?” will almost always spark an answer about their work ethics and ability to lead the team, rather than a true vote.

Players won’t do it, but people who watch and cover the team sure can.

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Some may argue Charlie Blackmon belongs in the conversation. His ability to hit from nearly any spot in the lineup with great success, as well as be a veteran leader of a younger team is invaluable. The problem is his age.

As a late-blooming major leaguer, Blackmon is already 34 years old, with his consistent playing time and health streak dating back to only 2014. It’s hard to envision a world in which he finds a way to stay productive for another four or five years. Rockies’ faithful will rejoice if he does.

For now, we’ll stick to the guys who’ve found their groove and appear to be giving their best years to Bud Black and the Rockies.

First, the glove.

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