Trevor Story and according to insiders, the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a six-year, $140 million deal.
According to insiders, the pact includes an opt-out clause after the fourth season.
Trevor Story entered the free-agent market alongside fellow shortstops Carlos Correa, Marcus Semien, Javier Baez, and Corey Seager, with a resume that included two All-star appearances, two Silver Slugger award nominations, and MVP votes in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Any player who spent half of his career with the Colorado Rockies should be concerned that his career numbers are skewed by playing half of his games at Coors Field, with Story’s batting average and on-base percentage 60 points lower, his slugging percentage 160 points lower, and his wRC+ 27 points lower on the road. After leaving Colorado, Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu, and Troy Tulowitzki all became significantly better road hitters with significantly poorer home splits, albeit three players is hardly a representative sample size.
Story might be shifted to second base with Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox. Story has never played a position other than shortstops in the major leagues, where he rated among the best in the game in 2019 with plus -18 outs above average and was an NL Gold Glove finalist.
The 28-year-old has a history of hitting home runs, with 37 in 2018, 35 in 22019, 11 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, and 24 in 2021.
Story became the fastest shortstop in history to achieve 100 career home runs in 448 games in 2019. He established himself as one of the best players in team history during his six-year stay with Colorado, placing in the top ten in home runs, doubles, triples, and stolen bases. With 20 steals, he tied for 14th in the majors last season.