Near the trade deadline, sometimes there are surprising blockbusters, and then there’s what happened last night. The Rockies dealt their most high-profile player, Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto for Jose Reyes. Tulo is slightly more productive, but Reyes is no slouch. Money-wise, it’s a wash in the near term which makes this such a shocking deal.
An organization overrun for more than two decades, the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night made their reach for relevancy by trading for Troy Tulowitzki, the franchise shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, sources confirmed.
The Blue Jays sent their own shortstop, Jose Reyes, acquired just 2 ½ years ago in a previous stab at American League East significance, to the Rockies in a deal that was expected to include minor leaguers going to Colorado. The Rockies, who packaged veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins in the deal, could flip Reyes to a contending team in the coming hours or weeks. If they choose to keep him, they would be saving about $50 million with the Tulowitzki trade.