Colorado Rockies: The Trevor Story rumors have come full circle
The Colorado Rockies made their big free agent splash earlier this week with signing Kris Bryant to play left field for them but before they did it, they reportedly reached out to Trevor Story one final time, according to Nick Groke of The Athletic (subscription required). But he still could join the team that everyone thought he would join at the beginning of the offseason: The Texas Rangers.
Trevor Story won’t return to the Colorado Rockies … but he still could join the Texas Rangers.
Trevor Story won’t be returning to the Colorado Rockies but, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News, Story could still find a landing spot with the Texas Rangers … as a third baseman or an outfielder.
Grant cites this tweet from TXRUpdates, which has been connected to another account that doesn’t exist anymore that was possibly run by the Rangers’ hitting coach’s son … but it had info on two signings before reporters had the info.
A very odd turn of events both for sourcing and for Story.
Carlos Correa signed with the Minnesota Twins in an odd deal himself early this morning so Story’s market is more clear. The Rangers also don’t have a clear third baseman or a left fielder, creating possible openings for him.
Also, considering that Corey Seager is slated to play shortstop for the Rangers and his injury history, Story could see plenty of time at short. Seager last played in 140+ games in 2017 and has only played 100+ games once since then.
Essentially, a deal there would ensure that he would be at home (since he lives in the Dallas suburb of Irving) but not at his primary position. Also, it likely wouldn’t be a long-term deal since the Rangers’ top prospect (Josh Jung) is a third baseman that is MLB-ready but he just had shoulder surgery less than a month ago.
Houston could also be an option for him now that Correa will not be returning.
The Red Sox and Giants were linked to him yesterday so they are still options for him as well but the options are drying up for Trevor Story, as is the quality of contracts.