There are plenty of things that are unsure about the future of Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. However, with a move yesterday, the San Francisco Giants have all but taken themselves out of the running for his services in 2022 and beyond.
With Story’s contract with the Rockies expiring at the end of the season, there have been a plethora of questions about what team he will be playing for in the 2022 campaign and beyond. It is widely believed that Story won’t be back in Colorado, so which team may be in the running to sign the All-Star shortstop?
Here’s why Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story won’t be in a San Francisco Giants uniform in 2022
On Friday, the Giants announced they had signed shortstop Brandon Crawford to a two-year, $32 million contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2023 season. With Crawford now firmly entrenched at shortstop for the Giants for at least the next two seasons, Rockies fans won’t have to worry about seeing Story wearing orange and black. Unless, of course, the Giants would think about using Story at a different position, something that was rumored as a thought by the Chicago White Sox and other teams during the height of the trade deadline.
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Knowing Story’s athleticism and abilities to make the big play at a premium position, however, a move to another position seems highly unlikely for whatever team Story will suit up for in 2022.
And yes, that team likely won’t be in Colorado, a franchise that seems content to put a qualifying offer out to Story with, at the worst case, receiving a compensatory pick for him when he signs with another team in the offseason. Interim general manager Bill Schmidt didn’t pull the trigger on a Story trade at the deadline because the value offered didn’t match what the team might be able to get with a compensatory pick in next year’s draft, a position that would be held just after the completion of the first round.
Where will Story land in 2022? That will be one of the interesting questions of the offseason. However, with Crawford’s extension, don’t look for Story to move across the division and land in San Francisco.