Colorado Rockies: Re-examining the 2015 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays

DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 31: Pitcher Jesus Tinoco #32 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Coors Field on May 31, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 31: Pitcher Jesus Tinoco #32 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Coors Field on May 31, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – JULY 25: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after flying out in the seventh inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – JULY 25: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after flying out in the seventh inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Just under four years ago, the Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays embarked on what would be a franchise-altering trade for both sides. Now, looking back on the deal, did either team really come out on top?

In late July of 2015, the Colorado Rockies dealt Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins to Toronto in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes and three right-handed pitching prospects in Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco. Today, only Hoffman and Tinoco are with the team to which they were traded and, as of this writing, only Tinoco was a part of a Major League roster.

The trade has been examined in past articles, including this one. However, with Hoffman being sent back to Triple-A this past week and, for the moment, losing his place in the Colorado rotation, it’s worth diving into again.

First, let’s look at the Colorado side of the trade…

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