Texas Rangers: Concocting a trade for Trevor Story with Rox Pile
With a fan submitted trade, Rox Pile and Nolan Writin’ have put together a blockbuster trade and extension for Trevor Story.
A Twitter follower of mine sent me a direct message several weeks ago regarding a Texas Rangers trade proposal to acquire Trevor Story, so I’ve reached out to our friends at Rox Pile and we negotiated a deal and potential extension for the All-Star shortstop.
Not only do the Texas Rangers look to acquire Story, but now in need of bullpen help, are looking to acquire Mychal Givens, as well.
Beginning with the basics of the suggested trade, this is the deal that was sent to me.
While this is a good base for a deal, I think the Texas Rangers may be overpaying for Story, especially after seeing the return for Nolan Arenado.
I reached out to Noah Yingling of Rox Pile and got his thoughts on this potential deal, and from the Rockies perspective, it’s a yes.
From the Rangers standpoint, I wouldn’t deal both Kiner-Falefa and Tejeda in the same deal.
If I’m the Texas Rangers, I pull Kiner-Falefa and replace him with two pitchers.
Just throwing around names, we came to the agreement of Tyler Phillips and Demarcus Evans going back to Colorado.
So, we have a new deal that looks like this, without a Story extension window.
As of now, this would be a deal both the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies can agree on, but there is still something missing.
The Rangers would be looking to extend Trevor Story for the foreseeable future andtherefore would require an extension window.
With that being said, the Rockies would require either more prospects or better prospects.
Assuming the Texas Rangers will get their extension window and get a deal done with Story, we shifted our focus from Tyler Phillips and turned to other pitchers within the organization.
Names like Joe Palumbo, Brock Burke, Hans Crouse and others were thrown around, but have all been declined.
Palumbo and Burke’s injury history are what kept them out of the deal.
Instead of any of the guys listed above, I threw Owen White’s name into the discussions.
White Is a former second-round pick who has lost meaningful seasons to Tommy John surgery.
He is back and healthy, and features one of the best fastball/curveball combinations in the Rangers’ organization.
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Immediately, Owen White caught the Rockies’ attention and replaced Phillips in our hypothetical deal.
Sherten Apostel’s name came up, as well.
After acquiring Elehuris Montero from the Cardinals in the Arenado deal, the Rockies are not in need of a first/third baseman.
Instead of Apostel, the Rockies are looking to get younger in the outfield and wanted Steele Walker.
Walker was acquired from the White Sox in the Nomar Mazara deal in 2019.
He’s got good pop in his bat and could project as a Joc Pederson-type.
He would fit well in the Rockies’ outfield, so he has been included.
After plenty of adjusting and player-swapping, we finally come to an agreement for Trevor Story and Michael Givens.
Here are the results:
The Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies can mutually benefit from a Trevor Story trade.
The Rockies will continue to accumulate young, controllable players and get a few studs that could become very nice big league pieces.
For the Texas Rangers, they acquire and extend Trevor Story and gain another reliever that they could flip at the trade deadline.
The Rangers were motivated to make this deal because of the lingering thought that another contender is going to acquire Story at the deadline and extend him.
Not getting the opportunity to pursue Trevor Story previously had Jon Daniels and Chris Young chomping at the bit, and they pulled the trigger.
The Rangers also kept a lot of their young pitching and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who will more than likely shift over to second base.
Thank you to Lance Luther for suggesting the trade, and to Noah Yingling of Rox Pile for helping us make this deal.
If you have any trade suggestions or ideas that you’d like us to pursue, drop them in the comments or shoot me a tweet, @PTylerHenderson.