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MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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SS – Trevor Story

It may seem as if the last position the Mets need is a shortstop. Well, based on the way Amed Rosario has struggled to dig his feet securely into an everyday role, I wonder if an upgrade is necessary.

There is already talk of moving Rosario to the outfield to make room for top prospect Andres Gimenez. Another option to help the team sooner is to target Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.

Story is your prototypical power hitter. He hits home runs like he picks himself in daily fantasy baseball leagues. Like many hard-swingers, Story’s at-bats often end with a strikeout, too.

On the plus side, Story is a good defender and not someone I think is purely a Coors Field benefactor. While his numbers are better at home, he can hold his own on the road. I have no doubt he could give the Mets a nice spark at the plate while providing them with the power they lacked in 2018.

You may be wondering why the Rockies would trade such a powerful shortstop. Well, they have a guy named Brendan Rodgers on the way to the big leagues. He’s a middle infielder who could always replace DJ LeMahieu at second base. LeMahieu is a free agent after the 2018 campaign completes and someone I could see Colorado retaining due to his wonderful resume.

If so, maybe the Mets could pry Story away. It’s a longshot and would take a nice, big haul to land him.

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