The Giants already have one star shortstop in Brandon Crawford. Why not add another?
It appears that might just be Farhan Zaidi and Co's thinking right now. MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Wednesday that the Giants are among the interested teams in trading for Colorado Rockies star Trevor Story.
Crawford is having the best offensive season of his career at 33 years old. Entering Wednesday, he's batting .286 with 18 home runs and a .909 OPS.
Story, who's 28 and a free agent after this season, is batting just .240 with 12 home runs and a career-low .733 OPS in 87 games. However, even in a down season, he would be an instant game-changer and provide even more power to San Francisco's offense.
The fit of course doesn't seem to be there for Story and the Giants. Story only has played shortstop his entire big league career. But perhaps the Giants could use him at second and third base, and even as an outfielder.
Crazier things have happened at the trade deadline. This would be right up there, and certainly is a story worth monitoring.