The Colorado Rockies are in Charlie’s Angels II, full-throttle rebuild mode now (as if they weren’t already) after they traded away their best player, Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday.
The Blue Jays sent young, Ricky Vaughn-throwing right-handers Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco (all big pitching prospects) and the aging and devalued but overpaid, Jose Reyes to Colorado. In addition to getting Tulo, the Blue Birds will also acquire reliever and journey-man Latroy Hawkins in the deal.
- Tulo is owed roughly $20 million a year until 2019 (wow), he’s also owed $14 million in 2020 and has a club option for $15 million in 2021. Because he has been traded, Tulowitzki will ALSO receive a $2 million bonus, and he may be traded only once during the life of his contract, activating a blanket no-trade clause.
So enjoy the great white north Tulo, I hear Toronto has great strip clubs and tons of heavy, warm blankets….you’re gonna need both up there.
The Rockies pick up a ton of fastball hurling young pitchers, which is really the only kind of pitcher that works in the Mile High City (weed). I would assume they’re going to re-deal Jose Reyes due to his salary and lack of production.
The real question for the Rockies is, who’s next on the trading block? Cargo-a-go-go….to another team?
Bye bye Tulo, it was fun while it lasted: