The deal includes a player opt-out clause after year four of the deal, which can be combated by the Sox adding a seventh year to the contract and making the deal worth $160 million in total.
Story will likely be playing second base for Boston in 2022, with Xander Bogaerts already manning the shortstop position.
However, Bogaerts was instrumental in recruiting Story to Boston.
In an interview with Red Sox MLB.com reporter Ian Browne, Bogaerts answered a question about recruiting Story by saying that he was “obsessed with winning.”
Why did Xander Bogaerts help recruit Trevor Story, even if it might impact his own future in Boston? "I'm obsessed with winning," Bogaerts said.
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) March 23, 2022
A Dangerous Lineup
With Story on their side, the Red Sox have a dangerous lineup entering 2022.
It’s a lineup that is going to be tough to contain if everybody stays healthy.
This is a team that can do a lot of damage if everybody is clicking.
But Bogaerts recruiting Story should come as no surprise.
Bogaerts is a guy who is used to winning and is hungry for an opportunity to do more of it.
As he stated, he’s obsessed with the idea of winning.
He was a key part of Boston’s 2013 and 2018 championship squads after all, so he knows what it’s like and is ready to win again.
Boston certainly has the talent to win now that Story has entered the fold.
The AL East is going to be fun to watch.
It’ll certainly be a four-team race, with the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays poised to compete.NEXT: MLB Insider Reveals Unique Aspect Of Trevor Story's New Deal