The Colorado Rockies made some waves a few years back when they decided to mortgage their future by signing both Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez to albatrossian contracts, a move which shocked a lot of analysts and pundits.
In all honesty, it’s not as if the Rockies had a ton of choices considering it was Gonzo and Tulowitzki who brought fans to games and were their two ‘star’ players. But wins haven’t come with the big salaries and there have been whispers suggesting that the Colorado Rockies could entertain the thought of trading Gonazlez, but it appears they have no such intention regarding Troy Tulowitzki as director of Major League Operations Bill Geivett told Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden that Tulo will not be traded and he hopes the infielder spends his entire career in the Mile High city.
While Tulowitzki is certainly a bit of a nagging injury risk (there’s always something), he continues to produce at an impressive offensive clip and talented shortstops are few and far between. Granted, the Rockies could likely secure themselves a king’s ransom if they were to move him, but there’s also the sense of alienating your fan base as well.
The Colorado Rockies would likely be best served by trading Gonzalez away as he’ll bring a significant return as well, especially since outfielders are much easier to replace than two-way shortstops who put up MVP numbers offensively and aren’t too bad with the glove either.
So for those teams hoping to put forth a trade offer come the deadline? Sounds like you’ll be rebuffed.