Rockies owner Dick Monfort has remained adamant over the past few years that his club — despite the obvious need for a rebuild — would not part with star players Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez in any sort of trade. But that attitude might be changing.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Rockies are now telling teams they are “keeping their ‘eyes and ears open’ for potential deals involving both players.” This shift in thinking could very well have something to do with the departure of Dan O’Dowd and the arrival of new general manager Jeff Bridich.
Tulowitzki appeared in just 91 games in 2014 due to a torn right hip labrum and he’s owed $114 million over the next six seasons, but the 30-year-old shortstop is tremendous offensively and defensively when healthy.
CarGo is a similar case. He was limited to 70 games this past season due to wrist and knee injuries and is due $53 million over the next three seasons, but the 29-year-old outfielder from Venezuela is a dynamic force when he’s not on the disabled list. There will be interest, especially if the Rockies are willing to eat some money.