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Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki may be on the move

After being unwilling to move their big stars last offseason, the Rockies may be changing their stance going into this winter.

"We might finally be out of here! Yes!"
"We might finally be out of here! Yes!"
Christian Petersen

Rockies willing to listen to offers for All-Stars CarGo, Tulowitzki - FOX Sports
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies' new front office regime has changed the team's tune on its stars and will now listen to offers for Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. Reading this, just keep in mind that all listening to offers amounts to is essentially Jeff Bridich doing his job and exploring all avenues to improve the team.

Rockies willing to listen on Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki - MLB Daily Dish
Chris Cotillo echoes Rosenthal's report that the Rockies are open to trading Gonzalez and Tulowitzki and speculates on some possible landing spots for the two players. Of course, the Yankees and Mets are going to be at or near the top of the list whenever discussions about the star duo come up.

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Rockies 2014 Player Grades: LaTroy Hawkins, RHP - The Denver Post
Continuing the series of player grades for The Denver Post, Nick Groke reviews the season of 41-year-old Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins, who made his 1,000th appearance in 2014.

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