The Chicago White Sox being linked to Trevor Story is as exciting as it gets.
Word around the league is that the Rockies have a trade lined up for Trevor Story but wanted to wait until after the All-Star game so he could represent the hometown team in Denver. Story participated in the Home Run Derby at Coors Field. He produced one of the highlights of the night for the hometown fans when he clobbered a 518-foot blast. He eventually fell to Trey Mancini in the second round of the tournament.
While he did not play in the All-Star game the next day he is a two-time All-Star. The power he displayed during the Home Run Derby is a major reason why. In six seasons he has amassed 145 home runs and 417 RBIs. He also has a career .274 batting average.
All six seasons of his Major League career have been spent in Colorado but 2021 is likely his last. Story has told close friends that he will not be returning next season and with this being the last year of his deal, the Rockies would be wise to trade him.
Story would provide a huge boost to the White Sox lineup. Guaranteed Rate Field is a hitter park much like Coors Field so the transition would not be difficult for him. He would also have plenty of lineup protection. Despite these positives, he is not a great fit for the White Sox. For starters, he plays shortstop and there is no way that he replaces Tim Anderson. That means he would have to move to second base, a position that he may or may not be comfortable with.
He would also be a rental player that cost the White Sox. The Rockies are looking for a decent return for a player of his caliber. Unless the White Sox plan on a sign and trade then it is not worth giving up valuable assets.