While I’m normally a fan of locking up guys long-term while they are young, Tulowitzki’s new contract doesn’t kick in until 2015, and runs through 2020. A lot can happen between now and then, and the Rockies own his rights in the meantime, so it’s quite a gamble for the Rockies. Over the term of his contract, I estimate Tulowitzki to be worth $190 million, which makes $119 million sound like a cyber-Monday discount. But, given that so much can happen between now and then, I think it’s a large risk for the Rockies to take. Maybe they think that they can directly buy insurance, or diversify away much of the risk in a way that makes it a good gamble. Frankly, I’d love to know the motivation behind this deal, because it is so unique. It seems so crazy, I feel like they must be on to something.
This doesn't make the decision to decline the club option automatic. Whether a club has use for it or not, an asset is an asset and should be treated as such. Throwing away assets that other clubs could use before the maximum amount of value is extrapolated is always a mistake.
Therefore, the appropriate question is, "how much trade value will Miguel Olivo have if he's under contract for 1 year and $2.5 million?"
(Jose Bautista) adds to the uncertainty surrounding player projections you see floating around every offseason.
Man 1: Says here Clint Barmes is supposed to OPS around .675 next year.
Man 2: Sure, but remember Jose Bautista?
"Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking." ~Gene Mauch
"I had no idea at all," Brothers said. "It was a surprise, a good surprise. They told me to go to Tulsa, keep pegging along and don’t do anything to try to impress anybody."
Meet Larry Tye, author of Satchel, this Monday in Denver:
Tuesday, June 8:
7:30 PM: Talk/signing at Tattered Cover Book Store
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Wednesday, June 9:
10:30 AM: Talk/signing at Cole Arts & Science Academy 3240 Humboldt Street
6 PM: Talk/signing at Blair Caldwell African-American Research Library 2401 Welton Street
"It's a huge step for any team when you have a guy who is an ace, a guy who stops losing streaks and continues winning streaks," Troy Tulowitzki, on U-ball
Sunday's start time for the Rockies-Marlins game at Coors Field has been moved to 3:05 to accommodate a pre-game memorial service for Keli McGregor.