The SF Giants remain one of the three most significant teams in pursuit of Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story, according to a report by Mark Feinsand. Feinsand also mentions the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays as two other teams expressing “continued interest” in Story. This is not the first time the Giants were tied to the face of their division rival, with a report earlier this week tying San Francisco to Story.
The SF Giants are showing “continued interest” in Trevor Story.
Considered of the best shortstops in MLB, Story has seen his production dip thus far in 2021. In 87 games, the Rockies star has blasted 13 home runs, swiped 17 bases, and recorded a .240/.312/.429 triple-slash. However, a cursory look at his underlying numbers, like average exit velocity, average launch angle, strikeout rate, and walk rate, all suggest he’s performing closer to his career marks. For his career, Story has averaged nearly 40 doubles, 35 home runs, and 25 stolen bases per 162 games with a .272/.339/.521 line. On the other side of the ball, Story is considered an elite defensive shortstop. However, he is considered a strong enough athlete to play in the outfield as well.
Story will be a free agent at the end of 2021 unless he agrees to a contract extension before then. With the Rockies clearly amidst a rebuild, it seems clear that his days in Colorado are numbered. As a result, many expect the Rockies front office to look to move Story for a package of prospects before the deadline.
Trevor Story is considered one of the best players in MLB. With the 28-year-old slated for free agency at the end of the year, the SF Giants might already plan to make a run at bringing him to the Bay Area. Entrenched in a tight National League West race, perhaps the team’s front office will sacrifice some prospects to bring him to the Orange and Black this season.