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Tulo turmoil resurfaces as Colorado Rockies spring training gets underway

Former Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki still apparently has things to say about the trade that sent him to Toronto seven months after it went down. Ugh.

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Troy Tulowitzki still angry with Rockies months after being traded - The Denver Post
The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders recaps Bob Nightegale's article in which Troy Tulowitzki refers to Rockies spring training as a "country club" and again discusses his displeasure with his trade to Toronto, including a reaction, or lack thereof, from Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich. Purple Row's Bryan Kilpatrick also recapped the story yesterday, including his thoughts that I essentially agree with.

Nolan Arenado upset with Tulowitzki's "country club" remark about Rockies - The Denver Post
In a talk with Patrick Saunders, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado responded to Tulowitzki's comments, saying that while he is still friends with his former teammate, he disagrees about the Rockies' spring training atmosphere. Perhaps Tulo could take a lesson in professionalism from the 24-year-old Gold Glover.

Walt Weiss of Colorado Rockies -- Troy Tulowitzki 'country club' barb off base -
In addition to Arenado, Rockies manager Walt Weiss addressed Tulo's comments, telling ESPN's Jerry Crasnick he feels the team is in no way "soft or country-clubbish" and that the trade happened "eons ago" and that the Rockies have moved on.

Troy Tulowitzki is dead wrong in blaming Rockies' spring facility - SweetSpot- ESPN
ESPN's David Schoenfield takes an objective look at Tulowitzki's comments, citing the team's hot starts in recent years as reason why Tulo is "dead wrong" in his assessment of the atmosphere at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Rockies' Tyler Chatwood's first foray into spring is a step away from pain - The Denver Post
Moving on from the Tulowitzki drama, there was actually baseball-like substance on the field in Scottsdale yesterday as the Rockies held an intrasquad scrimmage. Nick Groke highlights a strong performance from right-hander Tyler Chatwood in his recap of the scrimmage.

Rockies pitchers scheduled for spring matchups -
Thomas Harding has a report from Spring Training on the Rockies upcoming pitching schedule, including a second intrasquad scrimmage today that is set to include appearances from pitching prospects Jeff Hoffman, Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela and an appearance for Jon Gray in Wednesday's Cactus League opener against the Diamondbacks.

Scott Oberg to start Wednesday for Rockies -
Reliever Scott Oberg will pitch an inning to start Wednesday's game against Arizona as he looks to secure a spot in the Rockies bullpen in 2016 after being up and down from Triple-A Albuquerque in 2015.

Eddie Butler learned lessons during lost 2015 season with Rockies - The Denver Post
Right-hander Eddie Butler may be a longshot for the Rockies' 2016 starting rotation, but he will be looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2015 season, having re-built his delivery in the offseason, according to Saunders.

Jairo Diaz competing for Rockies bullpen spot -
Like Oberg, reliever Jairo Diaz will be vying for a spot in the Rockies 2016 bullpen. Diaz had several strong outings late in 2015 and told Harding he worked on his changeup in the Venezuelan Winter League over the offseason.

Cristhian Adames determined to win Rockies' starting shortstop job - The Denver Post
Finally, returning to the Rockies shortstop position, Cristhian Adames talked with Saunders about his desire to win the starting job on Opening Day with Jose Reyes likely suspended. Adames is battling with Trevor Story and perhaps Daniel Descalso for that spot.