Originally posted by Niners99:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by jrg:
Troy Tulowitzki rumors popping up again
1. Jay CF 2. Beltran RF 3. Holliday LF 4. Tulowitzki SS 5. Craig 1B 6. Molina C 7. Freese 3B 8. Carpenter 2B 9. Wainwright P
Opening day? Good lord. Lol
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is signed through 2020 in a deal that will pay him $157.75 million over 10 years. Eight years and $144 million remain in the contract. Despite that high price, reports from various sources including the Denver Post and ESPN note that the Cardinals have been in contact with the Rockies about the talented shortstop. It's a rumor that popped up several times over the winter.
His paycheck is high. But the Cardinals could swallow Tulowitzki's price tag, if they so desired, because they have several large contracts due to come off the books after 2013. Carlos Beltran makes $13 million in the last season of his two-year contract. Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright make $12.5 million, Jake Westbrook makes $8.75 million and Rafael Furcal makes $7 million in the final seasons of their current deals. That's $53.75 million, enough to swallow the Colorado shortstop's $20.5 million annual average salary, re-sign Wainwright and give required raises to the team's arbitration eligible players.
That'll be a huge trade for Cards. Tulo is a f**kin' beast.
As long as it doesn't cost Oscar Taveras, I'm down.
Speaking of him..hit a grand slam today
Tulo is always hurt. Having to trade a top prospect+ and eat a ton of money? Id be pissed if I was a Cards fan. If hes this injury prone at age 28, whats he going to be for these next 7 years? Plus leaving Coors isnt going to help his production. Hes an attractive name on paper to pencil into your lineup, but unless he gets healthy for a couple seasons in a row, id avoid, given the cost.
Wouldn't be pissed at all. All you're looking at is the negatives with him (injuries, contract)
Matt Holliday sure is putting up some decent numbers in St. Louis..he left Colorado.
Our current SS situation is Pete Kozma (starter), Ronny Cedeno (backup)..we need to add some if we want to contend with the bigger teams of the NL. It helps that we have pitching prospects all over the place. Our #3-#4 prospect is better than most teams #1. Miller, Rosenthal, Wacha, Kelly, Martinez. Not to mention guys on offense (Oscar Tavares is untouchable)..but then you have Wong, Adams, Kelly, Piscotty.
I hope the Cardinals make a move. It has been all over STL sports radio. The urgency is starting to set in. Although after I typed that, I clicked on ESPN.com/mlb and saw this. Lol
[ Edited by jrg on Mar 4, 2013 at 18:33:52 ]