Xander Bogaerts’ Reason For Recruiting Trevor Story Will Fire Up Red Sox Fans

'I'm obsessed with winning'

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Xander Bogaerts wants to win. It’s that simple, and he knows Trevor Story only will help the Red Sox achieve the ultimate goal.

Boston on Wednesday made its six-year deal with Story official before introducing him at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Story played shortstop for the entirety of his six-year tenure with the Colorado Rockies, but will move to second base in 2022.

Bogaerts, who has solidified himself as the Red Sox shortstop, played a big role in recruiting Story for a simple reason that absolutely should get Boston fans fired up.

“All I’m focused on is this year. I enjoy winning a lot. I’m obsessed with winning,” Bogaerts told reporters Wednesday, per MLB.com’s Ian Browne. “I’m very competitive and that’s one guy, he just makes your team so much better. If there’s a chance you can get him, why not?

“That’s an impact player, a guy with five, six, however many tools you want to mention, he has them all. Obviously I watched him play quite often on TV and he’s a game-changer, man. He has an ability to impact the game in so many ways.”

The Red Sox do sport a pretty lethal infield and it sounds like both Bogaerts and Story are excited to get the 2022 regular season underway April 7 against the Yankees in New York.

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