Trevor Story is unhappy that he's staying in Colorado for the rest of the season. Story is a free agent this offseason, so it made sense for the Rockies to get something in return. However, by keeping Story, the Rockies can now get a compensatory pick if Story leaves in free agency.
A good amount of teams showed interest in Story. Story was even expecting to leave Colorado and join a new team. However, that was not the case, and Story doesn't seem too thrilled about it.
"I'm confused and I don't really have anything good to say about the situation and how it unfolded."Trevor Story
Story is having a down year, but so are the Rockies. Story's average and home run numbers are down. However, he is still one of the best shortstops in professional baseball.
Story is 28-years-old and is going to get a large contract in free agency. In addition, he'll probably look to join a team trying to compete for a championship. Story has only played in five total playoff games in Colorado.
The Rockies didn't make any significant moves at the trade deadline. Along with Story, players like Jon Gray, Daniel Bard, and German Márquez were also mentioned in trade rumors. However, they are all staying put and will stay on the team until the season ends.
Rockies' General manager Bill Schmidt says they didn't like the offers well enough to pull the trigger. In addition, he feels the extra pick is better for the team than any offer they were getting.
"With what we were offered, we thought the pick would be better suited for usand we could have Trevor on our team for another two months."Bill Schmidt
Plenty of players will be taking their talents to new cities. All-Stars like Joey Gallo, Kris Bryant, and Max Scherzer will play for a new franchise. However, Story will be staying in Colorado and look to get a big deal this offseason.