MLB hot stove: Colorado Rockies willing to trade Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez – The Star-Ledger
The Rockies may be ready to make drastic changes.
The club is finally willing to trade two of its stars, Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, according to a Fox Sports report. The report says that other teams have been told by Rockies brass that they are staying aware of potential trades.
Tulowitzki and Gonzalez each present intriguing but flawed trade chips. Tulowitzki is the best shortstop in baseball, when healthy. But he has averaged just 88 games per season over the last three years (and a .950 OPS). He also has $114 million remaining on his contract, which last six more years.
Gonzalez, 29, has just $53 million remaining on his contract for three more years. After playing 135 games in 2012, he played 110 in 2013 and 70 this season. His numbers also slipped as he hit .238 with a .723 OPS.
The Mets have cache of young pitching that could be intriguing.
And Tulowitzki showed up at Yankee Stadium this season in a move that raised eyebrows. And the club does have a hole at shortstop with the retirement of Derek Jeter.
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