Detroit Tigers: 3 scary free agents to avoid signing this offseason

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The Detroit Tigers should look the other way on signing Trevor Story.

Lastly, on this spooky day is the idea of signing Trevor Story. Let’s be honest; the rumors of the Detroit Tigers signing a shortstop this offseason are incredibly exciting. However, the idea of Trevor Story should leave fans incredibly scared.

Personally, I think whoever hands Story a huge contract this offseason is making a mistake unless it is the Colorado Rockies. The “Coors Effect,” whether it’s a myth or not, is clearly visible in the statistics for Story.

Story, now 28 years old, is due for a nice payday on a long-term contract for whoever inks the shortstop. The production is exciting until the bigger picture is shown. The splits are not ideal for someone who is currently on a two-year, $27.5 million contract and is due for a hefty raise.

Over his six seasons in Colorado, Story accumulated a hefty amount of at-bats at home and on the road. Let’s look at these spooky splits.

At home over the past six seasons, Story has 1,421 at-bats where he is slashing .303/.369/.603 with 95 home runs, 216 extra-base hits, and a .354 BABIP.

On the road over the past six season, Story has 1,401 at-bats where he is slashing .241/.310/.442 with 63 home runs, 149 extra-base hits, and a .317 BABIP.

While Story is still a quality player, I worry that his statistics will severely drop off when his home ballpark is somewhere other than Coors Field. For the price the Tigers would have to pay, it’s a super scary thought to think about signing him.

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With these three players being tricks and not treats, Happy Halloween from Detroit Jock City!