Colorado Rockies Wiretap

Troy Tulowitzki 'Blindsided' By Trade To Blue Jays

Jul 29, 2015 6:57 AM

Troy Tulowitzki was shocked to learn that the Colorado Rockies had traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

"I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation," Tulowitzki told The Denver Post. "So it definitely caught me by surprise. I was shocked, and it caught me off guard. I think maybe I was a little naive to think I would be so connected to the [trade] process."

Tulowitzki, 30, had spent his entire nine-year career in Colorado after he was drafted seventh overall in 2005. He was pulled in the ninth inning on Monday night's game against the Chicago Cubs as a deal was finalized.

"They told me they would keep [me] in the loop, and that if anything got serious, they would talk to me about it," Tulowitzki added. "So, to get pulled out of the game in the ninth inning and be told I was traded, I was shocked."

Walt Weiss, who also was caught off guard by the move, delivered the news to Tulowitzki, and the two spent an hour together in the manager's office after the game.

"I knew their GM [Alex Anthopoulos] had kept tabs on me for a long time, so it feels good to know they wanted me this much," Tulowitzki said, according to the Post. "I had heard all the media reports, and I never heard Toronto. You always hear the Mets, or the Cardinals, but to hear I'd been traded to Toronto was surprising."

ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez

Jul 29, 2015 7:01 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have "mild" interest in trading for Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies, according to a source.

At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

It was reported on Tuesday that Colorado is more likely to trade Gonzalez this offseason than this week.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Rockies Expected To Trade Carlos Gonzalez During Offseason

Jul 28, 2015 4:01 PM

The Colorado Rockies are more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez this winter than this week, according to a source.

Colorado is believed to be more willing to part with the outfielder now that they've moved Troy Tulowitzki.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies

Jul 28, 2015 12:28 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals discussed acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies before the shortstop was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Tulowitzki is very friendly with Matt Holliday.

St. Louis could have played Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Prepared To Trade Carlos Gonzalez

Jul 28, 2015 11:56 AM

The Colorado Rockies plan to shop Carlos Gonzalez after trading Troy Tulowitzki.

"They expect to move him," according to a rival executive.

Gonzalez has been hot at the plate recently, which may allow the Rockies to get a nice haul for the outfielder.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason

Jul 28, 2015 11:11 AM

While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

According to sources, the Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies began discussing a possible Tulowitzki trade during this past offseason.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Have No Interest In Bringing Jose Reyes Back

Jul 28, 2015 11:03 AM

The New York Mets are said to have no interest in bringing Jose Reyes back.

Reyes was traded to the Colorado Rockies as part of the package for Troy Tulowitzki late Monday night and reports indicate that the shortstop could be on the move again.

Reyes is owed $56 million through 2017 and his play has diminished.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Don't Have Deal In Place To Move Jose Reyes Elsewhere

Jul 28, 2015 7:01 AM

The Colorado Rockies don't currently have another trade in place to move Jose Reyes, who they acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of the Troy Tulowitzki swap.

It would make sense if Colorado flipped Reyes before the non-waiver deadline on Friday.

The Rockies have prospect Trevor Story playing well at Triple-A and just used the third overall pick on prep star Brendan Rodgers in June.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Won't Pay Portion Of Tulowitzki's Contract In Trade

Jul 28, 2015 6:57 AM

No money is changing hands between the Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays other than the differences in the contracts involved in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

Tulowitzki picks up a $2 million assignment bonus and a full no-trade clause by virtue of being dealt. He is owed $20 million annually through 2019 and $14 million in 2020. His deal has a team option ($4 million buyout) for 2021 at $15 million.

Jose Reyes, sent to the Rockies along with young right-handers Jeff Hoffman and Miguel Castro, is set to make $22 million annually through 2017. His contract has a $22 million club option for 2018 with a $4 million buyout.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki To Blue Jays For Jose Reyes

Jul 28, 2015 2:39 AM

The Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a trade with the Rockies for shortstop Jose Reyes and minor leaguers, according to a Fox Sports report.

Tulowitzki is owed $113.7 million through 2020, according to MLB.com, and would receive a $2 million bonus for being traded. 

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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