Will the Rockies entertain offers for Trevor Story this offseason, or even actively look to trade him?
Trevor Story, like Arenado, will be a free agent at the end of the season as well. If the Rockies decide to trade Arenado, the Rockies would be able to afford Story long-term since they would reallocate the funds from Arenado to Story. If Arenado opts out, the Rockies could reallocate the money as well. However, if Arenado isn’t traded and decides to stay with the Rockies, the Rockies will almost certainly not resign Story.
Like with Arenado, Story could decide that he wants to go to a team that has a more consistent record of winning, get paid hundreds of millions of dollars, and be on his merry way.
In other words, the answer to this question should be a resounding “yes,” but it should be that way for every player. If some team wants to give them multiple Top 100 prospects for one year of Trevor Story, that’s a deal that the Rockies should probably pull the trigger on. If the Rockies can improve in three areas at the major league level in 2021 by trading Story, that’s another deal that they should do.
However, those kinds of trades don’t come around every day. The Rockies should probably reach out to teams to see what teams would be willing to get. It doesn’t mean that they will trade him or should trade him but the Rockies need to keep their options open.