Trade Rumor: Colorado Rockies Shopping Shortstop Trevor Story

The Colorado Rockies find themselves 12 games under .500 and 13.5 games back in the NL West and changes are coming to their roster. Shortstop Trevor Story has informed the team he is not interested in signing a contract extension and will be moved by this season's trade deadline.

The deadline is several weeks away, however the trade chatter is starting to pick up as team's get accustomed to where they sit in the standings. According to JP Morosi, one of the best media personalities in baseball, he sees the Oakland A's as a logical fit:

I agree that the A's are the most logical fit, especially if the Rockies are willing to include more cash in order to maximize the prospect return. One could point out it would have been easier for the A's to simply retain Marcus Semien, but that is a separate conversation!

Morosi points out how the A's let Semien walk for nothing to the Toronto Blue Jays and have been kicking themselves in the ass ever since. They have a huge hole at shortstop, and one Story would do a wonderful job filling. So far this season,  the 28-year-old former first-round pick is batting .255 with five HR and 23 RBI

For the Rockies they are in full rebuild mode after dealing their best player in Nolan Arenado and now listening to offers on Story. The one thing to consider here with their next move is the All-Star game which is slated to be played in Denver. It's likely the team waits until after the mid-season classic to pull the trigger on another blockbuster deal. The A's are in win-now mode and will be monitoring Story's availability as the season goes along.

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