A lot of All-Stars are on the trade market. One big name to watch is Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
There are a plethora of shortstops that are scheduled to become free agents after the 2021 season, if they do not sign an extension this offseason.
2020 Gold Glove recipient and Chicago Cubs’ two-time All-Star Javier Baez is set to hit the open market. A pair of World Series champions, Corey Seager and Carlos Correa, are supposed to become free agents following this season.
Two of the more intriguing upcoming free agent shortstops are Cleveland Indians’ four-time All-Star Francisco Lindor and Colorado Rockies’ two-time All-Star Trevor Story. This pair of Two-time Silver Sluggers have been rumored to get traded.
There is absolutely no chance the Indians can afford Lindor and his trade rumors have been muttering for years. However, Trevor Story being traded just recently became a hot topic.
The Rockies have been rumored to trade Nolan Arenado, mostly to unload his massive contract of $199 million over the next six seasons. Story is going to be paid a lot of money by somebody, but it most likely will not be Colorado unless they build around him. Rumors of trading Story as part of their rebuild are stirring and make a lot of sense.
Story, 28, stands out in this class of free agents, both offensively and defensively. Over the past two seasons, he has the fourth most runs saves, only behind Baez, Nick Ahmed, and Paul DeJong have been better by defensive metrics.
Since the beginning of the 2018 season, Story and Arenado are tied seventh for the most WAR with 14.2. Amongst them are MVP-caliber players like Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich.
The Colorado Rockies very well could deal Trevor Story if they get the right trade package. Here are three teams that could trade for the shortstop.