The Colorado Rockies will be a team to watch at the upcoming trade deadline but they may not be doing what many expected them to do all season – trading superstar third-baseman Trevor Story, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Per the report: “Story isn’t in the same category as Turner, Berrios, Buxton or Ramirez. His free agency is nigh and thus his outcome binary. If the Rockies trade him, they’ll get prospects. If they don’t, Story will reject a qualifying offer and the Rockies will get a compensatory draft pick after the first round — whom they need to pay a couple million dollars to sign.
It’s confusing to executives, then, that even among those who have been in touch with the Rockies, there’s a sense Story doesn’t move.”
The Rockies may be wise to trade Story now and get a great haul of prospects and young players, as opposed to a compensatory draft pick.
Either way, Colorado will be a team to watch as the deadline nears.