The Colorado Rockies have not been the team a lot thought they would be over the last few years. They had a solid core of hitters that were supposed to bring the power back to Colorado, and unfortunately, things just haven’t worked out. They’ve spent a ton of money on Troy Tulowitzki, but MLB Rumors are starting to float around a potential trade out of Colorado.
I for one was surprised, but at the same time, I’m not surprised. Tulowitzki, when healthy, is one of the better offensive and defensive shortstops in all of baseball. Unfortunately for him and the Rockies, he hasn’t been healthy and that’s really hurt his on the field value. When he’s getting paid a ton of money, he has to be on the field. He has to be the guy. He unfortunately hasn’t, so the Rockies are doing what all good teams should do: put him on the block and see what his value is.
I don’t see the Rockies trading Tulowitzki unless they’re getting a package back that includes two top prospects and two other very good prospects. I just don’t see why they’d even consider selling low. If Tulowitzki comes back next year healthy, the Rockies will be fielding calls daily on him, which would allow them to ask for top dollar.
Tulowitzki is one of those guys who loves to play the game. He’s a good clubhouse guy and I think he could be an awesome leader for any team in baseball. It’s going to come down to his value and how much a team is willing to pay to get him. If I were a GM? I’d be calling the Rockies daily, because talents like this don’t come around very often.