Texas Rangers-Trevor Story Trade Package No. 2
This second hypothetical trade scenario would involve the swapping of more big league assets rather than prospects.
There’s no doubt that the Rockies are reeling from having to trade a franchise icon in Nolan Arenado. Circumstances wouldn’t become any easier by trading Trevor Story as well.
At the very least, then, any Story deal should involve MLB-ready replacements so that Colorado is prepared to fill their holes with stopgaps until they can get a hold of of their future.
The trading of Isiah Kiner-Falefa certainly wouldn’t be popular among Texas Rangers fans given his versatility and upside, but to get someone, you have to give up someone, especially if you’re trying to avoid surrendering prospects.
Nick Solak is expected to begin the year as the starting second baseman for the Rangers, but he can also play outfield and would be able to fill in seamlessly within the Rockies’ infield.
Once again, Texas would be sending a pitcher to Denver in this deal (LHP Joe Palumbo) as would likely be necessary in any deal, given Colorado’s profound need for pitching.
This scenario would be a long shot to carry out in all likelihood, but it could be worth a shot.