Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hits disabled list…again
Colorado Rockies franchise shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is sometimes labeled as the most talented shortstop in baseball, however there’s always a “but”. But he’s always hurt. After a rampage start over the first half of the 2014 season (there are even MVP talks despite the Rox last place standing), Tulo Glass is once again shelved. After leaving Saturday’s game after running out a grounder, he will sit two weeks to recover having officially been placed on the Disabled List.
Tulowitzki has only exceeded 130 games in a season once since 2009, and only three out of nine career seasons. Why the MVP talk? Glass was leading the NL in batting average and runs (tied) while holding second in home runs. Despite having two former MVP Top 5 finishers under the age of thirty (Carlos Gonzalez is the other), Colorado finds themselves with the worst record in baseball (tied with the Texas Rangers) and running out of hope for any near-term success. The four-time All-Star (including 2014) has his name occasionally pops up in trade rumors, however the Rockies have committed that he is their 29-year-old franchise player in the foreseeable future, especially since he’s signed through 2020.
– David Whitlock