Whether at or away from Coors Story may be an upgrade over Didi, but again, is the juice worth the squeeze? If you don't plan on keeping Trevor past this season you're going to need a SS next year. So you either keep Gregorious as a $12.75MM bench player so he reassumes the role in '22. or you find a way to try trading him off while acquiring Story (barring another complexity involving trading off Segura - which would hurt this year's hopes while also costing $, etc). Whichever road you choose, the $ absorption negatively impacts team FA options next year, relevant considering the to-date hesitation in exceeding the CBT, and the current dearth of rising talent (Stott still a risky option for next season).
This is not really an accurate statement - and to me a bit of a contradiction coming from someone who recently argued about fan tendency to overreact to Neris' performance as a closer - a middle ground can exist, though frustrating to linger in for extended periods. Organizations need to be savvy in deciding when to go "full-in", or out for that matter. This team is in a precarious position, teetering on the .500 line with some elite FAs in Harper, Realmuto, and Wheeler (Segura perhaps above average if his offense can sustain), but little impact talent past that aside from Nola. The hope - and the potential reason the club doesn't drastically lean all-in one way or the other - is that players like Bohm or Kingery rediscover their mojo; Stott shows a continued upward progression; Randolph and Moniak resurrect their prospect status; and, past that, the younger talent a couple of levels further down also emerge as viable contributors with timelines the team can frame some kind of plans around.
Of course, "hope" is what it currently is. Hard to construct concrete plans around.