The Colorado Rockies and All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki are at odds with one another and it’s sounding like the only way to fix things is to trade Tulowitzki to a new team.
That’s a notion that was floated at the non-waiver deadline this past month but no deal was made and instead Tulowitzki has ended up on the DL for probably the remainder of the season. But the question of what his future holds — and where it will take place — is still as valid as ever.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Rockies won’t likely be trading Tulowitzki this winter as his hip surgery lowers his trade value and means he’s likely to be stuck in Colorado for at least half of next season.
His hip surgery surely puts an end to trade talks this offseason. Tulowitzki wants to be part of a winning situation, but it looks like he’ll remain with the Rockies through the winter. He just can’t stay healthy enough for a team to take the chance, given the $118 million remaining on his contract.
There’s a chance a team trade for Tulowitzki and shelves him after his surgery but chronic injuries have led to his value going up and down to frequently for anyone to really peg a price on him or justify the one Colorado would ask. He’s more than likely a trade deadline candidate for next season, but seeing him moved before the calendar peels over to 2015 isn’t likely.
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