Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez Done for 2014, But Don’t Give Up on Him
More injury news hit the Colorado Rockies. Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will miss the rest of the season due to knee surgery. The timetable for recovery should allow Gonzalez to be 100 percent come time for spring training.
The move makes sense for Colorado. The team is going nowhere, and has already lost Troy Tulowitzki to a season-ending injury. The team has nothing to play for with the exception of trying to avoid losing 100 games.
Do not give up on Gonzalez for one second. Over the past two seasons he has battled hand, finger, ankle and knee injuries. It seems fans want to see Colorado trade Gonzalez, but no team wants to take on his contract because of his injuries. That is good news for Colorado.
The idea of trying to trade Gonzalez is straight-up idiotic. People were upset when Colorado traded Matt Holliday to the Oakland Athletics in a package that included Gonzalez. CarGo has proved to be an extremely good player when healthy. He is a true five-tool player, and has just had some bad luck during the past two seasons because of injuries.
Gonzalez has been one of the team leaders on the Rockies, and has been a good leader to say the least. He does not criticize the team or anyone else for losing. Gonzalez just goes out every night trying to do the best he can, even though the pain he has been going through basically eliminates his baseball abilities.
The Rockies were smart to shut down both Gonzalez and Tulowitzki for the season. Tulo needs to get his mind right about his future. CarGo’s mind is clear. He will get healthy and return to All-Star form in 2015 for Colorado. The guy is just that talented as a baseball player.