Trade Rumor: Milwaukee Eyeing All-Star Shortstop

The Milwaukee Brewers are in the trade market for an upgrade at short stop and appear to have their eyes set on Colorado Rockies all-star Trevor Story.

According to Nick Groke of The Athletic, the Rockies are listening to all offers on Story and the Brewers have been heavily involved:

Per Groke, who covers the Rockies, Colorado is listening to all offers right now when it comes to Story. Milwaukee might seem like a strange destination, particularly since the Brewers only recently acquired shortstop Willy Adames (who has been a sparkplug for the Crew since his arrival) from the Rays. But given Adames' athleticism, Groke and Sammon ponder whether he could move over to third base (where the Brewers have lost Travis Shaw to a long-term shoulder injury) to make room for Story at shortstop. While 2021 has not been Story's best season at the plate, a change of scenery could energize his bat and charge up a Brewers lineup that ranks among the five least productive units in MLB.

If the Brewers want Story that bad, they will have to dust off their wallets. Story's $18.5 million salary is of no interest to the Rockies, and it's expected any team acquiring their short stop will have to take the contract with them.

The 28-year-old former first round pick is batting .253 on the season with eight HR and 32 RBI. He's also swiped 13 bags and appears set to top his career high of 27 stolen bases this season. It's been a slow start so far for Story, but a trade to a contender could certainly spark some more offense. As of right now the Brewers appear to be the favorite.

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