Monday, July 28, 2014

Tulowitzki Would 'Welcome' A Trade To Red Sox

According to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything), Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would "welcome" a trade to the Red Sox. Of course, it's been known for a while that "Tulo" wants to get to any big market team that can legitimately contend every year. Speculation has it that any deal for Tulowitzki would mean giving up Xander Bogaerts (and more). Still only 29, Tulowitzki is a perennial MVP-type player—if he can stay on the field. Last year, he played in just 126 games, in 2012 it was a paltry 47. Nevertheless, his 162-game averages over his 9-year career are impressive: .299 BA, 30 HR, 102 RBIs. But, then, there's the contract. He's owed $20 million a year for the next five years—then "only" $14 million in 2020. In 2021—when he will be 36 years old—you can buy him out for "just" $4 million. Yikes.