Apr 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) during the game against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies have now lost ten straight games and appear to be headed toward another dismal season. Do you have faith in how Jeff Bridich will handle the Troy Tulowitzki rumors?
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Obviously for the reeling Colorado Rockies, the Troy Tulowitzki trade talk has begun. And maybe, or maybe not – but possibly, but also maybe not – Tulo himself is discussing those trade options with his agent.
Either way, all that talk (among fans and the media, at least) will only increase over the next month or two, assuming the Rockies keep falling quickly out of contention and other teams (like the Padres, Pirates, Red Sox, Yankees, and Mets) keep having a need at shortstop and the winning ways that would attract a player like Tulo, who wants to play for a contender.
However it shakes out for the Rockies – and surely we’ll know more in a week, let alone a month or two, than we do now – this will be general manager Jeff Bridich’s first big test in Denver.
How will he navigate the trade rumors? What will happen behind the scenes between Tulo and the team (if anything)? If Bridich decides to trade Tulo, can he get a fair return to make the Rockies better in the long run? If Bridich decides to keep Tulo, can the club put winning pieces around the shortstop and actually contend every year like they claim they are trying to do?
Bridich doesn’t deserve your scorn yet – he simply hasn’t been here long enough or done enough to earn your admiration or hate – but I’m interested in the perception of him and the new(ish) front office as trade rumors circulate the league. Do you have any faith in Bridich handling the Tulo “situation,” whatever the hell that situation might be?
Pretty simple poll here today, so go vote:
And remember, the Rockies take on the Angels tonight behind starter Jordan Lyles at 8:05 pm MT from Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Let’s snap a ten-game losing streak, eh?