When the MLB lockout lifts sometime in the coming weeks or months, there could be a flurry of moves happening in a short period of time before Spring Training starts (either on time or delayed). The Colorado Rockies will likely make a least a few small moves in that period of time but one move that likely won’t be happening is re-signing of Trevor Story.
He will likely be going elsewhere and, most likely, it will be one of the five places we mentioned in this article from this past weekend or, perhaps, even a team you may not be on the top of your brain when thinking of teams that Story would be a fit with.
One of the five teams we mentioned that could be a destination for Trevor Story is the New York Yankees. Perhaps, though, he would be a perfect fit for them. Here are four reasons why he would be a perfect fit for the New York Yankees.
1) Trevor Story would be reuniting with his former double-play partner, current New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu
In recent years, the New York Yankees have assembled their team with a lot of former Colorado Rockies players. DJ LeMahieu is the primary example but also, they have recently employed relievers Adam Ottavino, David Hale, and Tommy Kahnle, catcher Chris Iannetta (in 2020 but he never played in a game with them), Mike Tauchman, Troy Tulowitzki, Matt Holliday, and Eric Young, Jr. play for them since 2016. Trevor Story could be a good fit there in joining his former teammate, DJ LeMahieu.
LeMahieu, 33, had a down season in 2021 for the Yankees but he is still a very reliable infielder for them.
LeMahieu and Story are still very good friends even though they are no longer teammates. When LeMahieu joined the Yankees, the baseball world was stunned that his offensive numbers (particularly, his power numbers) skyrocketed when he left the Rockies and Coors Field.
That leads us to the second reason.