Trevor Story has had a hot period for the Boston Red Sox. But does the shortstop help or hurt Xander Bogaerts?
About a month into the season that Boston Red Sox found themselves at the bottom of the AL East rankings. This gives special attention to players who do not live up to expectations. Trevor Story was that player, having hit just two homers he entered the team’s streak against the Seattle Mariners after signing a six-year, $140 million contract this offseason.
Now story has been on fire since the Mariners visited Fenway Park and hit five home runs in four games. Does it help or hurt Xander Bogaerts in terms of his status on the team if Story breaks out of his slump and proves his bat is on fire?
Is Trevor Story’s hot streak helping or hurting Xander Bogaerts?
Well, it’s actually a bit of both.
First off, the Red Sox helped each other out in division standings as they had four straight wins and are now just three games under .500. If Boston continues like this in the months leading up to the close, it will make Bogaerts less likely to be traded. Why should they when they’re controversial in the postseason?
However, if Story continues to keep up at this pace, it could very well knock Bogaerts out of Boston at the end of the 2022 season. Bogaerts and the Red Sox couldn’t agree on a contract extension ahead of the season, and it seems like Bogaerts could very well use his player opt-out at the end of the year to test the free hand.
If Boston is happy with Story’s game (if he keeps it up), then Bogaerts is less likely to stay.
https://fansided.com/2022/05/22/red-sox-trevor-story-xander-bogaerts-help-hurt/ Is Trevor Story’s hot streak helping or hurting Xander Bogaerts?