Colorado Rockies management showed on Monday night that they are unafraid to take a chance.
Following their 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs, the last place Rockies (42-55) traded their top player to the Toronto Blue Jays for shortstop Jose Reyes and “a handful of reportedly ‘magic’ beans”.
Tulowitzki is currently batting .300 with 12 home runs and 53 RBIs in 2015. A five time All-Star, he also has won two Gold Gloves in 2010 and 2011.
Reyes is a 13 year veteran and has four home runs in 2015 and is currently batting. 285.
But the story in this trade is clearly those magical beans.
Rockies co-owners Dick and Charlie Monfort will assuredly trump those beans as the saving grace in this trade but questions remain.
Could the true reason for this trade be the $113.7 million dollars that Tulo was due through 2020? (Probably.)
Will Colorado Rockies fans be distracted by the promise of the magical beans despite swapping their best player for them? (Possibly.)
Are these beans truly magical and will they take this franchise to new heights never before attained? (Doubtful.)
Do the Monforts have a long range plan to turn this franchise around; with this trade serving as the start of something big? (Nope.)
The Colorado Rockies blanked the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday 10-0 winning their first game in nearly six months. The win left both Rockies players and fans unsure of how to respond.
“Do we celebrate? Do we play it low-key? Shouldn’t there be some Gatorade involved?” asked Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki who singled, doubled twice, and scored three times.
Starter Kyle Kendrick pitched seven solid innings and allowed seven hits while singling twice himself at the plate. Kendrick was at a loss however for what to do upon actually winning a game. “I just can’t believe we actually won. I mean…the Rockies! On the road! What are the odds?”
Joy was aplenty in the Colorado clubhouse following the big opening day victory.
“We finally did it. We won the big one.” said Rockies manager Walt Weiss. “I just hope we don’t have to do it again.”