Of course, there is plenty that ties Story and Nolan Arenado together, and always will in the minds of many Rockies fans. The duo combined to form arguably the greatest left side of the infield in Colorado franchise history during their run from 2016 through last season.
Arenado and Story also had a ticking clock linking them together: The end of the 2021 season. That’s when Arenado had an opt-out clause in his contract that many thought he could exercise (although Arenado has said that he thought that “it might not have been a great decision” to opt after the 2021 season, with MLB’s current financial situation) and Story’s current contract would come to an end.
As we all know by now, Arenado is in a Cardinals uniform and Story is unsure how long he will be wearing purple. However, the two are still close, Story said.
“He’s one of my best friends and he always will be, I think,” Story said. “Obviously we’re not talking on an everyday basis like we were the past six years, but he’ll always be one of my good friends. We have small talk once or twice a week. It’s a little different seeing him in red and doing his own thing over there. I’m sure he’s making a big impact.”
Story didn’t hide his feelings when Arenado was dealt to St. Louis.
The question for many Rockies fans for most of the offseason was when and if Arenado would be traded. Now that question seems to be hanging over Story.