Colorado Rockies fans already know that Trevor Story is one of the best players in baseball. After all, they saw it for years and he received MVP votes from 2018 through 2020.
This past offseason, though, the Rockies chose not to re-sign him and he signed with the Boston Red Sox on a six-year deal worth $140 million (with an option for a seventh year).
With the Red Sox, he got off to an awful start, hitting just .194/.276/.269 in his first 24 games (through May 8) with zero home runs and only 10 RBI. Since then, though, he has been on fire.
Former Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been on fire for the Boston Red Sox
In his last 16 games, Story is hitting .279/.370/.738 with nine home runs and 27 RBI. He also won the AL Player of the Week Award last week when he hit .360/.452/1.120 with six homers and 14 RBI.
Last Thursday, he hit three homers and had seven RBI against Seattle in Boston’s 12-6 win.
Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon spoke to Rox Pile earlier this week and said that he has kept up with his former double play partner but wishes that Story was doing that for the Rockies, who have struggled in the long ball department, particularly on the road.
“I talked to him after his three-homer game,” McMahon told Rox Pile in an exclusive conversation. “I had a friend in town who’s also good friends with Trevor so we called and talked to him a little bit. Obviously, I’m happy for him (but) I wish he was doing it over here still but it is what it is.”
During Story’s stretch of 16 games, the Red Sox went 11-5, while the Rockies have gone 4-12 in their last 16 games entering Saturday. The Red Sox were in last place at 10-19 and now, they are 21-24 and in fourth place. The Rockies have done the exact opposite as they were 16-13 and now are 20-24.
Story will eventually cool down here soon but for years to come, he will continue to show that he and other players can hit well after leaving Coors Field. Maybe Red Sox fans will enjoy him as much as Rockies fans did while they could.