Trevor Story ‘confused’ after Rockies keep him in wild MLB trade deadline
The Rockies had been linked to deal Story for some time, especially after dealing Nolan Arenado in the offseason to the St. Louis Cardinals. According to Mark Feinsand, the Rockies will wait and see what happens in free agency.
The Trade Deadline has arrived and Trevor Story will remain with the Rockies, per source. They will make him a qualifying offer and collect compensatory draft picks if he signs elsewhere.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 30, 2021
Moving on from Story was merely writing on the wall for the Rockies, and they considered waiting to see what compensatory picks they would receive if he walked in free agency. Well, perhaps the Rockies didn’t get the return they had envisioned, and Story will stay a little bit longer.
The Rockies were headed for a full-blown rebuild, and maybe they do decide to move on from Story in the offseason. Talks heated up with the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Tampa Bay Rays among the teams linked to Story, but nothing ended up coming to fruition.
Well, Story himself didn’t seem too pleased with the situation, and expressed his frustration, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.
“I’m confused and I don’t have really anything good to say about the situation and how it unfolded.”
This is probably the most surprising move of the entire MLB trade deadline, especially because most of the big-name players ended up getting moved. So, what will they do next?
We will find out in a couple of months.