The Colorado Rockies have had their moments since their inception during the 1993 season, but for the most part the team has struggled in recent years. Star talents in Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez have been the faces of the franchise during the trying times and have preached patience in the past.
However, every player has a breaking point and for the two All-Star’s, that time has apparently come.
Speaking to Mike Kizsla of the Denver Post, both Tulowitzki and Gonzalez expressed their frustration with the mounting losses which have all but ended another Colorado Rockies season prematurely.
“He (Tood Helton) played in a couple postseason games and went to one World Series. But that’s not me. I want to be somewhere where there’s a chance to be in the playoffs every single year. What people need to understand about me is: Winning’s my main priority,” Tulowitzki said. “I’ve been around the game a little bit now, and I understand those years where we did win, how much more fun I had. And then there are years such as this.”
Gonzalez meanwhile knows that the continued losing could spell the end of his career in Denver.
“The first time I got traded, it was hard. The second time, it was even harder. But I’ve learned. Once, I thought it was a team didn’t love the way I played. Now, I know baseball is a business, and anything can happen from one day to another.”
Many questioned the Colorado Rockies front office when they invested mega contracts in both players, though it’s not as if the organization is a hot bed for free agent talent and they needed to keep their stars.