When news began about the possibility of Trevor Story becoming a member of the Red Sox, it was a reasonable thought to ask how Xander Bogaerts would feel about the signing. After all, Bogaerts has an opt-out after this season and the addition of an all-star shortstop could affect his baseball future.
As told by multiple voices since the Story signing, Bogaerts was selfless in the recruiting process and even reached out to Story himself to give Boston an increased opportunity to win.
“Bogey’s been amazing throughout this process of coming here,” Story said during his introductory press conference. “He reached out. We talked on the phone. It speaks to his character and the kind of guy that he is. He wanted me to come here.”
The two teammates are already hard at work to develop chemistry up the middle defensively and do damage in the middle of the Red Sox order.
Story’s first flip to Bogaerts. Devers, who is behind Bogaerts: “Perfect!” Cora, also in the infield: “You look like you’ve been doing it forever.” pic.twitter.com/F3AiFGMFI1— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 23, 2022
Faces in the front office have also offered their raving reviews of Story’s character.
“Haven’t found anyone yet who has a bad word to stay about Trevor Story,” said Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom.
“I know guys around the league really respect him,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora.
Story adds quality defense and another power bat to a Red Sox order that looks to return to the postseason.