Remember last year when Kris Bryant ripped apart the Cactus League only to be sent to AAA to delay his service time clock? George Springer delayed until April 16, 2015? Bryce Harper April 28, 2012? Jordan Zimmermann April 20th, 2009? Evan Longoria April 8th, 2008?
I’m NOT comparing Trevor Story to these guys. But on a bad team, with a black hole at SS, he has earned the job from Opening Day. The Rox could (and should) make the bold move of giving him what he has earned. Could it cost the Rox down the road? Sure, it “could.” But what if it earns the Rox a little street cred with Agents? Heaven forbid, what if the Rox earned a reputation of being fair with young players. What if Story proves to be legit and the Club approaches him two years down the road with a Club friendly deal to buy out his arbitration years? Think maybe he might remember the Rox did the right thing?
Lots of questions here. The Rox should dare to be bold.