It seems as if Colorado Rockies free agent shortstop Trevor Story is going to sign here in the next 24 hours or so and he could be joining one of the Rockies’ divisional rivals: the San Francisco Giants.
Trevor Story could be joining the San Francisco Giants
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Colorado Rockies free agent shortstop Trevor Story has apparently narrowed his potential teams down to four. The San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox are the two known teams but there are two “mystery” teams.
Of the two mystery teams, it seems like the Minnesota Twins could be one of them. They have been linked to Trevor Story recently and have cleared some payroll for a move.
The other team could be a few different teams that haven’t signed a shortstop yet.
The Houston Astros still haven’t re-signed Carlos Correa. The Los Angeles Angels don’t have a shortstop yet. The Philadelphia Phillies may be going over the luxury tax for outfielder Nick Castellanos but don’t have a good shortstop. Would they go even more over for Story?
The Seattle Mariners could be looking to cap their offseason by adding Story’s bat to their lineup.
And, perhaps, the longest of long shots of all could be the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies have already signed a big bat in Kris Bryant and they’ve already signed a shortstop in José Iglesias but could they try to bring him back?
The Rockies wanted to bring Story back but Story may not want to come back. He already had his goodbye to the team too. Does he want to return to the Rockies on a long-term deal after he was upset with the team? Does he want to stick his tail between his legs for short-term deal with the Rockies? Are the Rockies willing to spend the money to bring Story back?
It seems unlikely but we will likely find out very soon whether or not that will come to fruition. But from a Rockies perspective, bringing him back would truly show that they want to make the postseason. Trevor Story signing with the San Francisco Giants wouldn’t be as catastrophic as Story signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but it would be pretty close.