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07:20 AM ET 09.23 | Despite consecutive last-place finishes, Colorado may not be learning in the direction of a total rebuild. The Rockies are not shopping all-stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. They have not called teams about them, according to sources with direct knowledge of the Rockies' talks and plans. The likelihood that both will be traded this offseason is zero. There remains an extremely slim possibility that one will be dealt, but only to address multiple needs, not as a salary dump. ... The Rockies, given their lack of success the past three seasons, would be negligent if they don't listen when teams call. The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to pursue Tulo this winter. It makes sense on a number of levels. They have a need, they have prospects and they can absorb the $134 million remaining on Tulo's contract.

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September 23, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Why do the Cards want this DL jockey?

September 23, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do the Cards want this DL jockey?

As a Cards fan, damned if I know especially at $134,000,000.00

September 23, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Why do the Cards want this DL jockey?

Maybe because there aren't too many power bats at the SS position that can also hit for a high average.

September 23, 2013  08:57 AM ET

There is no way the Cards will trade for Tulo because of the money the Rockies gave him. You do not break up the chemistry you have already in the clubhouse. He would be making more than your stars on the team, 7, 4, 50, and 3.

September 23, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Maybe because there aren't too many power bats at the SS position that can also hit for a high average.

Tulo has a nice bat, but he's probably going to be a .290, 25 HR guy in a full season playing in a neutral home park. Plus, you know he's going to get hurt and miss a big chunk of the season, he's getting older and might need to move off SS after a few years, and he's owed a huge pile of money over the next several years.
Sounds like a big risk to me unless you get the Rockies to eat a bunch of that money.

September 23, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Tulo has a nice bat, but he's probably going to be a .290, 25 HR guy in a full season playing in a neutral home park. Plus, you know he's going to get hurt and miss a big chunk of the season, he's getting older and might need to move off SS after a few years, and he's owed a huge pile of money over the next several years.Sounds like a big risk to me unless you get the Rockies to eat a bunch of that money.

You're probably right. I was just throwing a reason out there as to why the Cards could be contemplating making such a transaction. The money is a much bigger drawback than any future DL concerns.

September 23, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Pretty sure that Tulo will asked to be traded from the perpetual last place Rockies

September 23, 2013  09:18 AM ET

I don't see the cardinals doing this. It looks like the Denver press is trying to kick start the rockies rebuilding process by raiding the Cardinals farm system.

September 23, 2013  09:25 AM ET

The Cards are already proving they can win a division with what they have.

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September 23, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Note to Cards: If you do pull the trigger on this, make sure you've got an able backup on the 25 man roster. Tulo has averaged 120 games a year since getting the starting job in '07, and 110 games a year over the last four.

Congrats again, Champ.

September 23, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Congrats again, Champ.

That was painful.

September 23, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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That was painful.

I'll bet.

September 23, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Congrats again, Champ.

That was a good comment, but I don't think it was worthy of explicit congratulations.

September 23, 2013  10:17 AM ET

No Yanks or Bosox topic = dead board.

September 23, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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I don't see the cardinals doing this. It looks like the Denver press is trying to kick start the rockies rebuilding process by raiding the Cardinals farm system.

Well put.

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September 23, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Why?!

September 23, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Where's Lex's commentary on this?

 
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