At the start of every single MLB regular season, the name of Troy Tulowitzki is in the top few favorites for the MVP award. This season was no different for the Colorado Rockies‘ perennial All-Star. There is unfortunately something besides playing great baseball that sticks around Tulo seemingly every season now, and that is injuries.
Once again injuries have hampered his ability to have a successful season of anywhere close to 162 games. This season it gets worse because he is having season-ending hip surgery. We could say that with any luck Tulo will get healthy this offseason and stay healthy next season. If he is healthy all year, then he will be an All-Star and he will likely compete for an MVP award.
More than likely, however, he seems likely to have to deal with injuries every season. It seems like yesterday that he was putting on a clinic on both offense and defense. The same goes for his All-Star counterpart Carlos Gonzalez, who also seems unable to fend off injuries every season. Whichever way you slice it, Tulo is taking the injury bug up a notch with the season-ending surgery.
Maybe he should ask for a trade of some kind and get out of Colorado. It could be something about the place that doesn’t work with his chi energy or something. Who knows? Whatever the case, Tulo is once again injured, and this time for a hip that has probably ended his season. In the end, you really just wish this was as surprising as it is unfortunate.