We heard earlier this week that Troy Tulowitzki was set to have a meeting with his agent about whether to ask Rockies management for a trade. Per Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Tulowitzki said today that he doesn’t plan on forcing his way out of Colorado. Watch the video below:
Tulowitzki might very well want out, but he’s saying the right things here. Remember, the Rockies go into tonight’s game against the Dodgers on an 11-game losing streak. This situation is bad enough already, so floating a trade wouldn’t put him in the most positive light. It’s better to just squash this story and put the possibility on the backburner regardless of what he really thinks. Still, it feels like something has to give here soon and a trade would be the best thing for all involved. Teams aren’t really in trade mode yet, but things should pick up as we get into June and July.
Tulowitzki went into this season with six years and $118 million remaining on his contract. After having his 2014 season cut short due to hip surgery, the 30-year-old is batting .303/.310/.477 with two home runs and 11 RBI through 31 games this year.