Trevor Story "Confused" About Why He Wasn't Traded

"I don't really have anything good to say about the situation and how it unfolded." Trevor Story had made it clear he wasn't going to re-sign with the Colorado Rockies when he becomes a free agent after the season, and yet here he is, post trade deadline, still a Rockie. 

"I'm confused." Apparently, so, too, are many around major league baseball, as the Rockies star shortstop was one of the most highly-anticipated trade targets at this year's deadline, but ultimately nothing materialized. 

And it's not only Story who's unhappy about it, but Rockies fans are beside themselves:

So the question remains—Why?

Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports that, according to Rockies' general manager Bill Schmidt, no team came up with an offer that surpassed the 'competitive balance' pick that they'll get for losing Story on the free agent market. 

Several teams, including the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Ray and Toronto Blue Jays made offers that fell short of Schmidt's demands. But other sources, according to Saunders, believe that the Rockies never had any intention of trading Story. 

"The disappointment? I understand that," said Schmidt. "But I think Trevor's a very good professional. He'll move on, he'll play through it. We'll address it in the offseason."

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