Trevor Story Trade Odds: Yankees & Braves Top Board to Land Rockies Star Shortstop
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Odds to Acquire Trevor Story If Traded
Odds via PointsBet
It’s been assumed since Nolan Arendo was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals that Trevor Story was next. With two days to go, his market isn’t publicly robust but betting odds suggest the New York Yankees could be ready to pounce.
The Yankees and Atlanta Braves — two teams on the outside looking in of playoff spots entering Wednesday — are the betting favorites at PointsBet (Colorado only) to acquire the Rockies’ shortstop should he be traded before the deadline.
New York needs to make a splash and can move struggling shortstop Gleyber Torres to second base to accommodate Story. Meanwhile, the Braves have Dansby Swanson at short, but either he or Story could play third base with Austin Riley moving to the outfield for the rest of the season.
Atlanta is 7.5 games out of a Wild Card spot and 4 games behind the Mets in the NL East. The Yankees are 3 games back for the second Wild Card spot in the American League.
The Brewers acquired one shortstop earlier this year in Willy Adames, but they’re third on the board to push for Story. Milwaukee holds a comfortable 7-game lead in the division but may see a window to make a deep run in the postseason with another impact bat.
It’s assumed the Mets will make a big move before the deadline, and with Francisco Lindor sidelined with an injury a shortstop could be in play. But at +625, New York is behind Philadelphia (+500) on the board.
The Rockies may elect to keep Story, offer him a qualifying offer in the offseason and receive draft pick compensation when he departs via free agency.