Found September 14, 2012 on hardballchat.com:
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Troy Tulowitzki is one of the most talented shortstops in the game of baseball today. The Colorado Rockies believed that for quite some time, and they are still on the hook for roughly $138 million through the 2020 MLB season. When he is on the field and in the lineup, the Rockies are a much more competitive team. But there are two problems with that. First, Tulowitzki has been in and out of the lineup over the past couple of seasons as he has become rather injury prone since signing his massive new contract with Colorado. The second problem is that even with Tulowitzki on the field, the Rockies are still not all that competitive. That is why, although it may be difficult for many people within the organization to realize this, the Rockies must do everything possible to trade Tulowitzki this coming offseason. He is still just 28-years-old, but with all of the injuries that he has suffered over the past few years, he may never be the player he was when the Rockies felt it was worth giving him a huge deal. In fact, he may never come even close to resembling that player ever again. Due to that fact, along with the huge payroll hit that acquiring Tulowitzki would cost any team, it may be more difficult to trade him than the Rockies believe. After all, he has played in at least 140 games just three times in his six year career. For a player with that large of a salary, teams will expect them to play in at least 150 games on an annual basis. Tulowitzki may never be that player again. But even with that being said, while the Rockies may not be able to land the package of prospects that they would have liked to believe for a player of Tulowitzki’s caliber, there is still at least one or two teams who would take a chance that he can regain the form that once made him one of the most feared players at the plate. The Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers may all get into conversations with the Rockies to see just how much it would cost them to acquire the Colorado shortstop. At this point, the Rockies may not get the best prospects or players in return. But paying the salary of Tulowitzki to constantly finish behind two or three teams in the National League West is simply not worth it going forward. Even if it is more of s salary dump at this point, it is still in the best interest of the Rockies to do everything possible to trade Tulowitzki this offseason.  
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