What would it take for the Reds to land Trevor Story?
The Colorado Rockies reportedly have an agreement in principle to ship third baseman and eight-time Gold Glove Award-winner Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals. What would take for the Cincinnati Reds to land shortstop Trevor Story? After seeing the return for Arenado, it might not be as much as you’d think.
The Rockies seem to be waving the white flag. Here in Reds Country, we know all about rebuilds. After seeing Colorado ship it’s All-Star third baseman to the Gateway City, it’s all but certain the Rockies are looking to retool their organization. While Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports the Rockies are looking to lock up Story longterm, the shortstop may have other ideas.
Joey Votto endured six years of a rebuild in Cincinnati, only to see a return to the playoff last season. That ended with a thud as the Reds were bounced in the Wild Card Series versus the Braves. Votto would be the first to tell you that the losing affected him greatly, and one would have to question whether or not Story would want to go down that same path.
There’s also the matter of the reigning World Champion Los Angels Dodgers, high-scoring San Diego Padres, and the steadily improving San Francisco Giants in the same division. It’s time the Rockies entertained the idea of a full-on rebuild and played the long game. That includes moving on from their two-time All-Star shortstop. What would it take for the Reds to land Trevor Story?