Although the Colorado Rockies‘ best player has recently been sent to the DL (again), he is still the future of this franchise (hopefully). Troy Tulowitzki was reportedly at a New York Yankees game. Innocent day trip or not, Tulo to the Yankees makes sense.
According to cbssports.com, Tulowitzki would be happy to join a team like the Yankees.
First things first, Tulo has to show people he can stay healthy for a full season, or at least most of the season. When he is actually on the field, he is one of the best players in the game. His stats would probably agree as well. Before going to the DL, Tulo had a batting average of .340. He also had 21 homers and 52 RBIs on the year.
The problem with Tulo actually staying with Colorado for his entire career is the fact that the Rockies never seem to compete. Mix that in with the other fact that he is one of the best players in the game and you have a trade in the making. That is especially true since New York has been known to go after a big name in baseball a time or two. Plus, Derek Jeter is retiring after this season, so the Yankees need a replacement at short.
Colorado is currently in the basement of the NL West. It has a record of 43-62 and is 15.5 games out of first. Last year wasn’t much better. The team finished 18 games out of first. In 2012, the Rockies finished 30 games out of first. I think you get the point.
It probably isn’t the easiest thing in the world for a team like the Rockies to hold onto a player like Troy Tulowitzki. For the time being, it seems like he is loyal to the team, but it is only a matter of time before the star finds his way on a contender. Who knows, that contender very well could be the Yankees.