The Metz are calling up Steven Matz

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At least that’s what a source is telling Ken Rosenthal.

Matz, 24, has posted a 2.19 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings this season at Triple-A Las Vegas. He has a 2.29 ERA in 365 innings across four seasons. If the Mets do call him up, it could be to bring back that six-man rotation they used for, like, five minutes earlier this month. That didn’t go over too well, but when you add in a youngin’ like Matz to either young or rehabbing pitchers Matt HarveyJacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard, limiting workloads might not be the worst goal.

Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.

Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.

This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.

With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.