Not only could this be the final season for Arenado in Denver, but it’s possible that Trevor Story could be in his final year in Rockies pinstripes as well.
Story’s contract is set to expire after the 2021 season and there have been plenty of trade rumors swirling about Story if the Rockies don’t believe that they can sign him to a long-term deal.
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Just like Arenado and Story share the left side of the infield, it’s also very possible that the two are sharing thoughts about what they want to do in Denver in the future. Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post has written that he is “skeptical” that Story will be in Colorado’s long-term plans. With Arenado’s contract in place and his deteriorating relationship with the front office discussed in a very public way, Colorado offering Story the payday and peace of mind he might be able to receive from other teams may be questionable.
One of the biggest factors in Story’s future could be how Colorado starts the 2021 season. If the Rockies are unable to work out a long-term deal with Story before the season and Colorado stumbles out of the gate, Story suddenly becomes a very big trade chip for the Rockies.
Much like Arenado, fans have plenty of questions about what is happening between Story and the Rockies behind the scenes. Has there been discussion about a long-term deal? If so, how deep have conversations gone? Again, we know there won’t be complete transparency on plans, but some notion of where things are potentially heading would be something that would be welcomed by what is becoming a very disengaged fan base in Denver and the surrounding regions.