Tagged: Latroy Hawkins

Troy Tulowitzki, Jose reyes, Latroy Hawkins

Sept 16, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) hits a double in the first inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Sept 16, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) hits a double in the first inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The baseball community was shocked yesterday when The Colorado Rockies traded their prize possession Troy Tulowitzki and  Latroy Hawkins to Toronto. The Rockies received Jose Reyes and minor leaguers from the Blue Jays.

Now this trade comes as a surprise, The Rockies said earlier in July that Tulo wouldn’t be traded. Tulo has also said that he didn’t sign his contract to be traded away. He wanted to stay a Rocky for life. Which is honorable and understandable. It’s always hard for a player, no matter if they are a vet to the game or a spring chicken to get acclimated to a new team,atmosphere,staff, stadium.

Tulo has been apart of the Rockies since 2006. Nearly a decade in the same uniform.
With Tulo being traded his trade clause is in play now. His contract go’s through 2020, so he could return to the Rockies once this contract is up.

Comes as a interesting move that Toronto would want to acquire Tulo, he has only played over 150 games twice in almost a decade. Injuries have plagued Tulo throughout his career. He does have exceptional defensive skills and above average power for a shortstop.

The key pieces that the Jays need is pitching,pitching, and more pitching. No team can have enough pitching. I can see them parting with a few more pieces while the non waiver trade deadline approaches. Not sure who will go or stay.