Trevor Story Opens Up About Disappointing First Season With Red Sox

Tyler Maher
Trevor Story isn't off to a great start with the Boston Red Sox.
Trevor Story isn't off to a great start with the Boston Red Sox. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

When the Boston Red Sox inked Trevor Story to a six-year, $140 million contract before the 2022 season, it felt like a move that might put them over the top after falling two wins shy of the World Series in 2021. Big things were expected of Story, a two-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies who also happened to be the team's biggest in years.

Unfortunately, both Story and the Red Sox failed to live up to expectations in 2022, which the two-time Silver Slugger recently admitted to a teammate.

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According to Boston second baseman Christian Arroyo, Story told him that "I know I'm way better than what I played" during a recent conversation at Spring Training.

Story's 2022 performance was clearly not up to his standards, and by some metrics was the worst of his career. His .238 batting average, .303 on-base percentage and .434 slugging percentage were all career lows for the middle infielder, who missed extensive time with injuries and appeared in just 94 games.

The Red Sox struggled as well, falling all the way to last place in the AL East and finishing six games below .500.

Unfortunately for Story, it will be a while before he can prove that last year was a fluke. He's currently expected to miss at least the first half of the 2023 season after undergoing offseason elbow surgery, and it's possible he could be out the entire year.

If that's the case, Boston may have to wait until 2024 to see what Story's truly capable of.

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