Rockies unwilling to part with Tulowitzki, Gonzalez

Joe Robbins

The Colorado Rockies seem unlikely to join their expansion cousins the Miami Marlins in dumping expensive salaries.

The Colorado Rockies appear to be unwilling to trade off expensive franchise cornerstones Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, according to Ken Rosenthal. After the Miami Marlins shipped off their expensive players in a franchise-altering move, many speculated the Rockies could do the same. But team sources indicated that they would very much prefer to keep their star hitters.

Rosenthal says the Rockies covet cost-controlled pitchers who throw strikes and keep the ball on the ground, but are convinced that even if they were to offer up Tulo or CarGo, they would not receive enough of those pitchers in return to justify the deal.

But the fact remains that Tulowitzki and Gonzalez are owed over $200 million between them, and the Rockies just wrapped up a 93-loss season just like the Marlins did. If they were willing to unload one or both of their expensive stars, they might then have the payroll flexibility and the young talent to rebuild quickly and effectively. Of course, Tulowitzki is signed for another eight seasons and Gonzalez another five, so they could very likely still be the cornerstones of the franchise the next time the Rockies make the playoffs.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.