Colorado Rockies: Trevor Story wants to stay at short

Sep 17, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) fields a ground ball in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) fields a ground ball in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports /
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Trevor Story has been somewhat forgotten in free agency. While three of the top five shortstops in the 2021-22 free agent class have signed, Carlos Correa and Story have not. Corrrea has garnered much of the attention, but the former Colorado Rockies shortstop has been relatively overlooked.

When he has come up in free agency talks, the expectation has been that he would change positions. Teams such as the Mariners and Red Sox have been named as possible destinations, although both teams already have the shortstop position locked in.

Former Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story not ready to change positions

But that is not something that Story is quite ready to consider just yet. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, he does not want to change positions at this point in his career. However, Story does go on to further say that may also depend on where he ends up signing once the lockout ends.

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It is understandable as to why Story would want to stay at short. He has spent his entire major league career at the position, and despite a lack of Gold Glove awards, has saved 69 runs in his six years. While he does have experience at second and third, all of those games came in the minors and he has not played either position since 2015.

That does not mean that teams agree with this assessment. The Mariners, for example, want to move Story to second base as they feel his arm is better suited for the position. His glove at short would be an asset at second as well, giving teams with an excellent defensive option already in place at the position impressive defense in the middle of their infield.

In the end, it may come down to whoever offers Story the best contract. He may not want to switch positions, but money talks. If a team that is set at short makes the best offer, he may find himself at second or third despite his stated preference.

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Trevor Story does not want to change positions just yet. The former Colorado Rockies shortstop may not have much of a choice depending on his market.