The Colorado Rockies are more than eight games out of first place in the National League West, bringing to light rumors about a Troy Tulowitzki trade once again.
The Rockies currently have just a 0.2% chance of winning the division and a 2.3% chance of grabbing a Wild Card berth.
The middle of May is early to consider selling stars, but Dave Cameron of FanGraphs writes that the club may be closer than ever to dealing Tulowitzki. If Colorado slides further out of the picture, teams will almost certainly begin calling about the start shortstop.
"While Tulo hasn’t been great thus far, his track record ensures there would be plenty of bidders for his services as long as he’s healthy. Right now, there’s no reason to think he’s not healthy. Given his history, though, future health is not guaranteed, and the longer the Rockies hold him, the more likely it is Tulo once again will make himself unavailable due to injury," Cameron writes.
"There’s significant risk involved with holding Tulo too long, and the Rockies should be aggressively trying to divest themselves of that risk while the market for him remains strong."