Story 'confused' after Rockies fail to trade him at deadline

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Major League Baseball's trade deadline has come and gone, and Trevor Story is still a member of the Colorado Rockies.

The impending free agent was seen as one of the most likely candidates to be dealt on Friday and didn't seem happy about the lack of movement.

“I’m confused and I don’t have really anything good to say about the situation and how it unfolded," Story told Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.

Story, 28, is having a down season by his standards, hitting .240/.312/.429 with 13 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 89 games. He also spent time on the 10-day injured list with elbow inflammation earlier in the season.

The Rockies can now issue a qualifying offer to Story and receive a compensatory pick in next year's draft if he rejects it, which is apparently preferable to the offers they received.

"With what we were offered, we thought the pick was better suited for us and we could have Trevor on our team for another two months ... If (any deals) were close, we probably would've got to the finish line," Rockies interim GM Bill Schmidt said, according to Kyle Newman of The Denver Post.

Several teams, including the Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Toronto Blue Jays, had reportedly engaged with Colorado about a potential deal for the All-Star shortstop.

The club is also looking to hold on to right-handers Jon Gray and Daniel Bard, both of whom will be hitting the open market after the season.

Story 'confused' after Rockies fail to trade him at deadline
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