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Troy Tulowitzki trade speculation abounds, Jeff Bridich aims for meaningful September

Amid rumors of trading his star shortstop, the new Rockies general manager has stated a goal of doing something the team hasn't since 2010, playing meaningful games in the season's final month.

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Tulo set to dial up intensity with left hip rehab -
Thomas Harding reports in an interview with Bridich that Tulowitzki will be ramping up his rehab of a torn left labrum soon, with the Rockies' GM highlighting December as a key month in his shortstop's recovery.

Andrus, Tulowitzki among nine-figure players who could be traded -
Jay Jaffe includes Troy Tulowitzki on a list of players with big contracts that could be traded this winter, listing the Yankees, Mets and Cardinals as possible destinations.

Buster's Blog: Trade Tulo? -
ESPN's Buster Olney discusses a Tulowitzki, mostly why a deal this offseason would almost certainly be a bad one for all involved.

Rockies GM Jeff Bridich wants to play meaningful games in September - The Denver Post
Of course, Bridich has to say this, you can't tell your fans that you're punting next season in November. The interesting part here is that he expands on the trade talk surrounding Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki as well as acknowledging the team's starting rotation issues.

Rockies Rumors: Michael Cuddyer Almost Returned To Colorado? - RoxPile
At RoxPile, Hayden Kane highlights the speculation that Michael Cuddyer would have accepted the Rockies' qualifying offer had the Mets not stepped to the table with a two-year deal.

Paulsen eager to work his way into lineup -
After posting a .920 OPS in 66 plate appearances in 2014, lefty Ben Paulsen is looking to expand his role with the Rockies next season.

Rockies pitching prospect Tyler Anderson good to go for spring ball - The Denver Post
After being removed from a playoff game with elbow pain, southpaw Tyler Anderson is on track to be ready for Spring Training, and even has a chance and breaking camp with the big league club according to GM Jeff Bridich.

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Corey Kluber says he'll celebrate Cy Young by giving his daughters a bath - Yahoo! Sports
In something of a surprise, Indians righty Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award yesterday, and had a rather unique celebration planned.

Clayton Kershaw and the Others - Fangraphs
In less of a surprise, the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw won his third NL Cy Young in four years, and Dave Cameron has a breakdown of his dominant 2014 season.