On Sunday, the deadline arrived for Major League Baseball teams to extend qualifying offers to those players who were eligible to receive one. If the player didn’t accept the one-year, $18.4 million offer, they were officially a free agent and the team that would eventually bring them into the fold would owe a draft pick to the team that lost that player.
The list is ever-growing and contains an impressive who’s who within the world of MLB. However, there are some players on the list who simply won’t accept the qualifying offer from their soon-to-be-former team. They’re ready to move on, and a solid one-year salary isn’t going to keep them with the team they were on in 2021.
MLB free agency prediction: Trevor Story won’t accept his qualifying offer from the Colorado Rockies
We start with an All-Star shortstop who has already said his goodbyes to teammates and fans in Colorado and is ready to move on to another team. He’s even gone as far as to say the five things he is looking for in his next team, and the majority of them certainly don’t sound like they fit the Rockies.
Story will join Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu, and Troy Tulowitzki as All-Star infielders who once called Denver home but will likely finish their careers in another uniform.