Will Colorado Rockies fans follow Detroit Tigers more in 2022?

DENVER, COLORADO – APRIL 25: Trevor Story # 27 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Jon Gray # 55 after a Grand Slam home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Coors Field on April 25, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

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Will Colorado Rockies fans be bigger fans of the Detroit Tigers in 2022? With the Tigers reportedly showing interest in pitcher Jon Gray and shortstop Trevor Story already this off-season, it’s possible that the Rocky Mountain region’s eyes will turn more to Motor City for the next season should one or both of the former Rockies be in Land Detroit.

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The Tigers have been reported to be trying to attract a skilled starting pitcher, and one of the targets Detroit officials were “early interested” in (according to a tweet from Jon Morosi of MLB Network) is Gray, who wasn’t has made a qualifying offer from the Rockies and no draft pick is tied to him should he sign with another team.

Gray has an 8-3 career mark with 3.67 ERA and 1.063 WHIP in 17 starts against American League teams. AL hitters have only scored a batting average of 0.199 on 407 record appearances, numbers that could increase potential interest in the only 30-year-old former third overall pick.

At the recently completed MLB general managers meeting in Carlsbad, Calif., Colorado general manager Bill Schmidt confirmed that the Rockies have had no conversations with Gray’s camp since the end of the season.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are also trying to upgrade at Shortstop, and Story is part of the group of free agent Shortstops that Detroit officials have been investigating. Morosi added on Twitter that Story’s agent was contacted by the Tigers along with agents from the other shortstops, Carlos Correa, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Javier Báez and Chris Taylor. As Morosi says in his tweet, the Tigers are taking a “comprehensive” look at who might be the right pick at the right price, as Detroit is making the postseason for the first time since 2014.

Sure, it could go a long way for the Tigers to land Story and Gray in time for the 2022 campaign. If it does, however, many Rockies fans will be keeping an eye out for what’s going on in Detroit when the next season kicks off.

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