After being on a team that was in last place in the National League West, former Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki finds himself on a team that is playing .500 ball, sitting at third place in the American League East — the Toronto Blue Jays. In case you weren’t aware of the trade details, Colorado shipped Tulowitzki and veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins over to the Jays in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes and three prospects — Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco, all of which are right-handed pitchers.
Tulowitzki made his long-awaited Toronto Blue Jays debut Wednesday night, making quite the impression on the Toronto faithful. After finishing off his Rockies career going 0-for-19, Tulowitzki quickly regained his stroke going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and three runs batted in. Tulowitzki caught the attention of the crowd during his second at-bat, launching an absolute bomb to left field that hit the third deck. Safe to say that was not a product of Coors Field.
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One day after Tulowitzki’s debut, the Blue Jays landed another top talent in today’s game — David Price. The hard-throwing left-hander was acquired this morning from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for top prospect Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt. With the Tigers three games under .500, they felt like it was the right move to rebuild. Price, however, hasn’t disappointed one bit. The southpaw is 9-4 on the season in 21 starts, logging an ERA of 2.53. Price has struck out 138 batters over 146 innings pitched, giving the Jays a legitimate ace atop their rotation as they continue to push toward their goal of the postseason.
Toronto isn’t done shopping, however. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Jays are pursuing another starter, possibly an outfielder as well.
Just one night in Toronto and Troy Tulowitzki gets his wish of a top flight pitcher — something the Rockies couldn’t provide for him during his tenure. With that being said, it shows just how passionate Toronto is about winning baseball games, something Colorado could really care less about apparently.
With that being said, Troy Tulowitzki has to be absolutely loving his new team just two days in. I guarantee he wishes this is what Colorado could have provided for him, seeing that he wanted to remain a Rockie for the remainder of his career.