There are some shortstops that might be available on the trade for Colorado Rockies, in case they lose Trevor Story. The Arizona D-Backs would surely listen to offers for the veteran Nick Ahmed, 31 years old.
The Philadelphia Phillies could find an upgrade over Didi Gregorius (31 years old). The Oakland Athletics will likely try to find a taker (team) for Elvis Andrus. However, all three players will command pretty notable salaries in 2022, and none are definite upgrades over Colorado’s insider options:
The Rockies could move more aggressively in an attempt to land a younger, more affordable player from teams with greater infield depth (i.e., Adalberto Mondesi, of the Kansas City Royals or Taylor Walls, of the Tampa Bay Rays).
But that would require parting ways with young talent from a farm system that Baseball America placed in the bottom five of the league in August. After a 74-87 season, it’s also probably not the most advisable course of action for the Rockies.
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Discovering shortstop has probably been a point of emphasis this winter for general manager Bill Schmidt and his staff. Whether they choose to rely on an inside option without much MLB experience at the job or seek help outside the organization, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where they enter 2022 with as much confidence in their shortstop group as they have during a lot of time.
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MLB: Rockies options to replace short stop Trevor Story, via trade