After a seemingly never ending four hour stretch of #Tulo tweets on Friday, Rockies fans finally got what they hoped for. After a finger injury to Marlins' second baseman Dee Gordon, Tulo was selected and will now join Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu in Cincinnati this week. This will be Tulo's fifth All-Star game, tying him with Todd Helton for the most appearances in a Rockies uniform.
With Dee Gordon being the starting second baseman for the National League team, DJ LeMahieu will now take his spot in the starting lineup. I hate to see any player get injured, but it's extremely cool to see three Rockies' infielders going to the All-Star game in the same year.
Just as I had hoped, Rex Brothers was called up to the big league club and is back in the bullpen. Aaron Laffey was designated for assignment to make room for Brothers, which also opens up a spot for Jon Gray on the 40-man roster. Gray could possibly start on Friday in San Diego. Definitely keep an eye out for that.
Nick Groke sat down with Rockies' GM Jeff Bridich to discuss the first half and what direction Bridich will go with during trade season. It's hard to tell exactly what Bridich wants to do. As far as I can tell, the Rockies won't be buyers, but it's equally as likely they won’t be sellers, which could mean it's another quiet trade season for the Rockies. This is something that could be interpreted differently for every person. Read it and comment your thoughts below.
Marco Mamolen from Rockies Zingers put together a cast for a film depicting a Rockies' playoff run. He picked actors for Rockies players, and the results are fascinating. The only selection I disagree with is Kyle Kendrick's actor. He just simply hasn't earned that comparison with his 2015 performance.