Rockies senior VP of baseball operations Bill Geivett told the team’s official website late Tuesday night that “he’s not going anywhere, period” before departing from the GM meetings in Orlando.
This comes almost two days after CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported there is no evidence the Rockies intend to move Tulowitzki and that at least one opposing GM had been told Tulowitzki is “definitely” not available. So this is pretty much final, it’s time to leave Tulo’s name out of the trade rumor talks and unless you’re a Rockies fan, you aren’t going to be cheering for Troy Tulowitzki anytime soon.
It was back on Sunday when a Yahoo Sports report said the Rockies and Cardinals may talk about a trade involving Tulowitzki at the GM meetings this week, but since then it’s been nothing but a series of denials.
Tulo is set to make $16 million in 2014 before his six-year, $118 million extension kicks in starting in the 2015 season but with the way money is thrown around these days and his immense upside, holding onto him is the best move for the Rockies.
Source: Matt Snyder CBS Sports