In case you are out of the loop, Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was spotted at Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon where the Toronto Blue Jays took on the New York Yankees. The Colorado Rockies were too in action, taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Why was Tulowitzki in New York?
Tulowitzki, 29, is currently on the East Coast to visit with Dr. William Meyers as the shortstop is seeking an opinion on his left hip. Tulowitzki is currently on the 15-day disabled list. Do you buy why Tulo was at the Yankees game Sunday? Here’s what he said:
It’s a short drive from Philly. I’m with my family. I wanted to see (Derek) Jeter play one more time
Sure, I buy that he wanted to watch his childhood idol play in one last game live but Tulowitzki owes it to himself and to his teammates to issue an apology. The teams season hasn’t gone according to plan as the front office (Dick Monfort) has created a stir throughout the city with his latest comments. Tulowitzki just added another unneeded distraction to the club.
If this is Tulowitzki’s way of saying he wants out, then so be it. But don’t get your hopes up of Tulowitzki replacing Derek Jeter in the Bronx. The Yankees don’t have the talent in the farm system to acquire a player of Tulowitzki’s statures. The New York Mets on the other hand do with Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, Dilson Herrera, and Steven Matz. Not to mention Jacob deGrom who is dominating at the Major League level for the Mets with a 5-5 record, sitting at an ERA of 2.79.
Yes, Rockies fans like myself will throw a fit if Troy Tulowitzki is in fact traded, but the team needs to start looking ahead in the future and where they stand right now. The team is currently 43-61, 15 games back of first place in the National League West. Colorado has young talent on the offensive side but can’t seem to put together a healthy pitching staff — and we all know about their atrocious bullpen.
Within the next three days, we will see if the Rockies make a big splash by the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline. If Troy Tulowitzki isn’t traded, just wait until things heat up in the offseason.