Colorado Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki -- after a much publicized meeting with his agent Thursday in Los Angeles -- says he will not ask the team to trade him and he did not "authorize" his agent to tell the media he was disgruntled, according to reports from Thomas Harding:
#Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki, after meeting agent today, says he will not demand a trade, calls upon himself to play better to end the losing— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 14, 2015
... Tulo insists he didn't authorize or order his agent to tell @nypost he was disgruntled. He understands agent's zeal to protect career— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 14, 2015
... He said he'll accept what the #Rockies decide but it's his job to play the game correctly, said he hasn't done enough. Story later— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) May 15, 2015
This comes after much speculation in the last few days that Tulowitzki would demand a way out of Colorado and the Rockies' hand would be forced.
His admission that he hasn't done enough is also of note as there was the potential this story would conclude with him becoming some kind of clubhouse cancer but instead resulted in him taking responsibility for his own play and setting an example for the rest of the team.
Make no mistake, Tulowitzki may still want out of Colorado, but as long as he is unwilling to play the bad guy publicly, the Rockies hold the cards to hold out for a mega-deal from a potential suitor, or make him wait through the growing pains of this season until reinforcements arrive.
I'd like to highlight this quote:
"That's definitely not going to happen from my end."
Tulo is saying that not only has he not demanded a trade but that he will not do so. At least not publicly, and that is the way it should be.