Will Troy Tulowitzki Ask The Colorado Rockies For A Trade?


May 10, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) enters the field in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Two Troy Tulowitzki trade pieces in one day, but this one’s big: the Colorado Rockies superstar may soon ask to move to a contender.

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Well, consider this your second Troy Tulowitzki trade piece of the afternoon, but this is a big one and deserves a quick write-up: The New York Post is reporting that Troy Tulowitzki is considering asking the Colorado Rockies for a trade, which, as Purple Row veteran Russ Oates points out, is kind of a weird thing to ask in and of itself.

Anyways, here we are, with just the threat of the rumor that, hey, maybe Tulo might ask for a trade soon and we don’t really know yet.

More from Joel Sherman in the Post:

"One of the most vital moments of this season will occur Thursday at a breakfast meeting in Los Angeles between Troy Tulowitzki and his longtime agent, Paul Cohen. The two will decide whether it is time to ask Rockies management for a trade.“To say that it is not a possibility would be silly,” Cohen told The Post by phone.Cohen said he “spent a tremendous amount of time” on this topic with Tulowitzki in the offseason. He explained “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist” to see why the subject will be renewed now – the Rockies are miserable again (they had a nine-game losing streak going into Tuesday) and the likelihood of being a contender any time soon is not strong."

So, really, there’s not much to report yet, but this is a very big development, because it will chart out a lot of the future for Jeff Bridich and the Rockies.

I can’t blame Tulo if he decides he wants to leave.

There’s a bigger picture than a nine-game losing streak: a team that’s only made the playoffs twice since 1995, and a team that Tulo has watched eat Todd Helton’s career amid promises to rebuild with very little to show for it, save a flukey-but-memorable run in 2007 and a playoff appearance in 2009.

As competitive as Tulo is, you can’t hate the guy for deciding to want to play for a winner; the Rockies certainly have had many chances to win with him here.

As you can expect, we’ll have more on this as (if?) it develops.