Did the Rockies do Troy Tulowitzki dirty?


These tweets from Ken Rosenthal are interesting.

There had been earlier reports that, yes, Monfort would consult Tulowitzki before he was traded, so that part isn’t necessarily news. However, (a) I’m sure Rosenthal knows that; and (b) Rosenthal is not usually a pot-stirrer. Suggesting to me that, possibly, he is merely reminding us of the Monfort stuff because he has reason to believe Tulowitzki is NOT happy.

Worth watching.


Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.