Well, Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and it might be the strangest move I've seen in a long, long time. Not only because the Jays swooped in and got Tulo and the Yankees didn't, but for the personnel attached. It's very strange to me.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the trade indeed happened:
And yes, I love the BREAKING on the tweet... so dramatic Kenny.BREAKING: Tulo traded to #BlueJays.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2015
Here's trade info:
The Blue Jays get Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins. The Rockies get Jose Reyes and minor leaguers, one being righty pitcher and prospect Miguel Castro and the other is righty pitcher Jeff Hoffman.
And here's why I don't get it. The Rockies essentially got nothing out of this except for a few prospects that are guesses at this point and more years of rebuilding and trying to become a contender. The Blue Jays I assume were concerned about the Yankees making a blockbuster deal for Tulo or some top starting pitching and now the Jays will attempt to try and take the AL East with Troy Tulowitzki.
There is no question though that the Yankees are not willing to give up Judge, Severino and Bird, and you and I both know that's what Rockies wanted for Tulo. That's why nothing happened with the Yankees... bottom line. If you are pissed the Jays got Tulo, don't be. Cashman has another plan... plus he preserved our youth. Applaud that.
And finally...here's the biggest question.... LaTroy Hawkins is still playing????
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