GM says Rockies are “highly, highly unlikely” to trade Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez

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No amount of denials can seem to halt the Troy Tulowitzki trade speculation, but perhaps this will slow things down a bit: General manager Jeff Bridich told Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com that the Rockies are “highly, highly unlikely” to trade Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez before Opening Day.

Tulowitzki is owed $114 million for the next six seasons and Gonzalez is owed $53 million for the next three seasons, and injuries have put both players’ market value in question.

In other words, even if the Rockies eventually want to part ways with Tulowitzki and/or Gonzalez–and that’s far from a certainty–they’d probably be smart to wait until they’re healthy again before really pushing for a deal.