With the MLB lockout finally over, the free agent market is finally moving again.
Speaking of Story, it appears his market is heating up.
According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Boston Red Sox are taking a look at Story after missing out of Freeman, with the idea of him potentially playing second base.
Other teams in the mix include the Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, and St. Louis Cardinals.
After losing out on Freddie Freeman, Red Sox are taking a look at Trevor Story. One catch: he would likely have to play 2B as 2-time WS champ Xander Bogaerts is the SS. Other possible options for Story: Cards, Twins, Astros, more.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 17, 2022
Story’s Market Heating Up
Boston would be an interesting fit for Story and putting him in a lineup that already consists of Rafael Devers, JD Martinez, Alex Verdugo, and Xander Bogaerts would make Boston a darkhorse contender to take home the AL East title.
Houston remains a strong possibility in the event that Correa doesn’t re-sign.
The Twins could have a spot for him too.
By trading away Josh Donaldson, they saved $50 million, so they now have more flexibility to try and make a play for Story and build a contending team.
DeJong had a down year in 2021, which gave way for Sosa to earn more playing time, but the Cardinals are still high on him, so Story most likely is not on their radar.
In fact, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch stated in Monday’s chat that the Cardinals had not even reached out to Story.
But the other three destinations remain a possibility for the shortstop, and it will be interesting to see where he’ll ultimately end up.