In today's Rockies rumors and news update, Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki heard talk all winter long about a potential trade to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Per Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tulo even contacted his old teammate Matt Holliday about the prospects of such a deal.
“There is no doubt I heard the rumors,” stated Tulowitzki, who was the starting shortstop and #3 hitter for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's NL All-Star squad on Tuesday. “There’s no doubt I talked to him about it. Until the team makes a move, I’m on the Rockies and I have to do everything I possibly can (for them).”
Per Gould, the Cardinals have attempted to initiate trade talks on several occasions with the Rockies, but have found the terms of the Rockies' demands "impossible" to work with. With Tulowitzki growing into one of the most feared hitters and complete players in all of Major League Baseball, the Rockies are asking for top MLB talent in return on any hypothetical deal - something the Cardinals are unwilling to do.
The rumors still continue, however, saddling Tulo with the tough task of juggling his own personal feelings and the business of the game.
“At the halfway point, you look back and one thing that I do remember is the teams that I played on when we were winning and not matter how my year was I had so much more fun,” Tulowitzki stated. “You want to enjoy what you’re doing, and if that’s winning then it needs to happen."
"If (the Rockies) feel they have to go a different direction and get younger and feel like they can get something for me and that’s the way the organization is headed, then they’re going to have to sit me down to talk about that.”
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