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Colorado Rockies Trevor Story and DJ LeMahieu could reunite with the New York Yankees

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 19: Trevor Story #27 and DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies celebrate beating the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on August 19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees could be a dark horse candidate for Trevor Story

The New York Yankees could be a dark horse candidate for Trevor Story. Reportedly, the Yankees don’t plan on being in the fray for big name shortstops as they would “prefer” a “stopgap” shortstop to give way to one of their shortstop prospects in two or three years. They also have reportedly fallen out of love with Story … but they could just be saying that to catch teams off guard.

Granted, the New York Yankees are not the New York Yankees that they were under George Steinbrenner but they could be trying to catch teams off guard for Story.

Let’s look at how he could fit.

Winning: They are the New York Yankees. They haven’t won a World Series since 2009 but they are always in the playoffs. They’ve only missed the playoffs four times since 1995 and the last time was in 2016.

Geography: New York to Texas? Not close. But they do play in Texas twice a year (one in Arlington and one in Houston).

A “pretty close” roster: Obviously, they are playoff-caliber team (see the winning section) but they check the box for camaraderie too. Story is still very good friends with his former teammate and double play partner DJ LeMahieu.

The Yankees also need a shortstop as Gleyber Torres is awful defensively there. He’d move to second base and Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu would split time at third base and, for LeMahieu, at first base with Luke Voit (or someone else).

Trevor Story may not want to go to New York with his personality but the same was said about DJ LeMahieu and he (especially prior to 2021) flourished there.

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