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Rockies shoot down Troy Tulowitzki trade rumors

Nov 13, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Troy Tulowitzki AP

There’s been some speculation that St. Louis (or another contending team) could make a run at trading for Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and his massive long-term contract, but the Rockies let the air out of that balloon yesterday.

Senior vice president of major league operations Bill Geivett told Thomas Harding of “He’s not going anywhere.”

Who knows whether or not that will actually squash the rumor from continuing to swirl around, but there’s really been no indication from anyone actually associated with the Rockies that it had much life anyway. Tulowitzki is signed through 2020 and has a total of $134 million remaining on his contract.

  1. pastabelly - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Hard to believe they wouldn’t trade him if offered a package of Wacha and Miller (not that the Cardinals would make that offer).

  2. doctornature - Nov 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    They won’t take those 2 for Tulo. It would have to totally blow the socks off the Rockies, like adding:

    1. Craig or Adams for 1b
    2: Martinez or Rosenthal

    The Cardinals would be crazy to offer those 4, but the Rockies are not going to send their franchise player, and a top-3 MLB player when healthy…for anything short of an outright steal/robbery. So don’t look for this to happen.

    Andrus or Profar would be much cheaper, and both sides have what the other wants and needs. Match made in heaven, which means it probably won’t happen either.

  3. natstowngreg - Nov 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Of course, the Rockies saying “we’re not trading him” won’t quash the rumors. Rumors don’t need any basis in fact or sense. Besides, how often have we heard teams say, “we’re not trading [insert player’s name here],” then trade him?

    That said, it strikes me as not being the most far-fetched of rumors. It probably came from the idea that the Cards are the team who (a) could use a top-notch shortstop and (b) have the young talent to acquire an all-star.

    Whether it’s wise for the Cards is another matter. There is Tulo’s durability issue. His games played since his first full season (2007) — 155, 101, 151, 122, 143, 47, 126. Then, there is the average salary of about $19 million over 7 years. These things could well deter the Cards, or any other team, from even bothering to talk with the Rockies.

  4. historiophiliac - Nov 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Ermahgerd, the offseason — kill me now.

    • natstowngreg - Nov 13, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Have patience, endure the seemingly unendurable. One day, you will be rewarded with Spring Training.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        90 days til pitchers/catchers report…

    • paperlions - Nov 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      It snowed here yesterday morning.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        Sure, make me jealous. 😦 I bet the puppies are happy. I finally have to wear a jacket. Our leaves are changing.

      • paperlions - Nov 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        To be honest, it was only a little bit and the ground was too warm for accumulation, but it did for a coating on all raised surfaces, including the grass. There were nice big slowly falling flakes for a couple of hours. Now it is all gone. But it was a bit “snow globe-y” for a while, which was nice.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        Oh, I love that. I have to move. 😦

      • paperlions - Nov 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        Yeah, it was relaxing to look out the window or to just stand in it and look around at the woods.

      • nbjays - Nov 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

        Our leaves changed too… two days of wind changed them from being dead on the trees to being dead on the ground. No white stuff as yet, but its a-comin’.

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