One executive who spoke with Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports sensed that the Colorado Rockies have made shortstop Troy Tulowitzki "available" in a trade, but are not selling him hard.
Tulowitzki would be an interesting trade candidate for the Rockies, considering that he would draw a large prospect haul for a team that should start their rebuild. Also, he has reportedly wanted out of Colorado, with Tulowitzki allegedly meeting with his agent in May on whether to demand a trade.
Rockies GM Jeff Bridich told The Denver Post in May that he had no plans to trade the star shortstop and that the whole thing was a "media production."
With the way the Rockies are going, it appears that Bridich could, and perhaps should, have a change of heart. The team is 38-49 and is in the bottom of the NL West. They are 8 1/2 games out of the second Wild Card and Baseball Prospectus gives them a 0.1 percent chance of making the playoffs.
Tulowitzki's trade value is very high right now. He is batting .314/.353/.472 with nine homers and 46 runs batted in over 312 plate appearances. He's also healthy, which has been an issue throughout his career.
The 30-year-old is signed through the 2020 season on a six-year, $118 million deal that includes a team option for 2021.