Eric Karabell examines the Troy Tulowitzki-Jose Reyes trade, noting fantasy value isn't altered much.
Let's summarize the conceivable arguments against this trade from Toronto's perspective, and for it from Colorado's. The side with more irrefutable arguments wins.
Keith Law: Rockies' rebuild has begun
“Adding pitching through the draft and trades like this one seem to be the only way the Rockies can build a pitching staff ... and I would expect this to be the beginning of a plan to stockpile arms heading into next year.” And the Jays? (Insider)
The Blue Jays needed a big addition and that's what they got. No, Tulowitzki won't pitch, and Toronto should still be looking at starters -- but he could help the Jays beyond 2015.
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses the Dodgers' plans for the trade deadline, the futures of David Price and Cole Hamels and the Blue Jays' acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki.
This was a great trade for the Rockies, who created tens of millions of dollars in payroll flexibility, and added two big pitching prospects.
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a trade with the Colorado Rockies for shortstop Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects, the team announced.
Buster Olney and Jayson Stark discuss the blockbuster deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays and much more. Plus, Roch Kubatko on Baltimore's deadline strategy.
Gonzalez's bat remains on fire
Carlos Gonzalez continued his tear on Monday night with his third two-homer performance in a four-game span. CarGo's rapid rejuvenation earns him a spot among the day's best performers. Kahrl: Monday's Top 5
Blue Jays 'need arms, not bats'
ESPN's Jayson Stark on the Troy Tulowitzki-Jose Reyes trade: "This is one of the most shocking deadline deals that I can remember. ... But look, Troy Tulowitzki is an upgrade for them. He's a better player than Jose Reyes. He's a better defender." (via Mike & Mike)
Buster Olney recaps all of Monday's MLB action including a big night for Alex Rodriguez and a blockbuster deal which sends Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto.
#PhotoOfTheNight: Kris Bryant hits his first career walk-off home run as the Cubs defeat the Rockies, 9-8.
Which Tulo will Blue Jays get?
New Toronto SS Troy Tulowitzki has been great at his old home Coors Field, but less so on the road. Per 162 games at home, Tulo has hit .321 with 33 HRs and 119 RBIs. On the road, the numbers slip to .276, 25 HRs, 84 RBIs.
Rockies swap Tulo for Jays' Reyes
Toronto already leads MLB in runs this season, and by adding Troy Tulowitzki, they've now acquired a SS who has been better both offensively and defensively than Jose Reyes since he joined the Blue Jays in 2013.
Monday's major trade between the Blue Jays and Rockies does raise some questions, though.
What the Blue Jays will be getting is both an offensive and defensive upgrade at one of the most important spots on the diamond.
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a trade with the Colorado Rockies for shortstop Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects, according to multiple reports.
BREAKING: Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and minor leaguers. (via FoxSports.com)
The deals with Tulo, Reyes
- Tulo contract status: 2016-20, owed $96M
- Reyes contract status: 2016-18, owed $48M
Report: Tulo shipped to the Blue Jays
The Rockies have traded SS Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays for SS Jose Reyes and minor leaguers, according to Fox Sports. Tulowitzki will receive a $2M assignment bonus for being traded. Reliever LaTroy Hawkins is also headed to Toronto.
When you hit your first walk-off HR ...
... You're going to get a little wet. Cubs 3B Kris Bryant's 2-out homer in the bottom of the 9th vs. the Rockies got him a good, solid Gatorade soaking.
Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Rockies @ Cubs
Wrigley Field - Tue 7/28