Colorado Rockies: Working out a trade to send Trevor Story to the Texas Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies looks on before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 23, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies looks on before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 23, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Feb 26, 2021; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) takes batting practice during spring training at Salt river Fields. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s something that Colorado Rockies fans will likely have to face some time during this season: Trevor Story being traded away.

First and foremost, though, the Rockies should try to extend the All-Star shortstop. If they don’t plan on actually keeping him long-term (like with Nolan Arenado) or if Story doesn’t want to stay, one team that would be towards the top of the list of teams to trade him to would be the Texas Rangers.

Story, 28, is from Irving, Texas, which is a suburb of Dallas. The Rangers, though, are on the down-swing of things. The Rangers were actually one of a handful of teams that were actually worse than the Rockies in 2020. However, they are trying to build themselves back up some, as they signed former Rockie David Dahl along with some other moves. So, Story wouldn’t be a fit for the Rangers in the short-term but he would definitely be a fit for the long-term.

The Rangers traded their shortstop of the past decade, Elvis Andrus, to Oakland this offseason so, currently, their everyday shortstop is likely to be Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who has mainly been a third baseman and a catcher in the majors.

He would be a guy that would intrigue the Rockies in a trade, as The Athletic discussed in this article last week. But, along with Tyler Henderson of Nolan Writin’, our sister site with FanSided that covers the Texas Rangers, we came up with two deals that are slightly different than the two that Nick Groke and Jamey Newberg came up with.

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