The Colorado Rockies would seem a good bet to join the salary-dump parade. But don’t count on it happening.
The team does not intend to trade either of its highest-priced players, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, according to major-league sources.
A knockout offer could alter such plans quickly, but the Rockies are reluctant to make a dramatic move with Tulowitzki and/or Gonzalez for two reasons, sources say:
*The team’s position players, when healthy, are capable of forming a dominant offense at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
*The pitchers who appeal to the Rockies are affordable strike throwers with high groundball rates, and not even players as good as Tulowitzki and Gonzalez would bring back enough arms who fit that narrow description.
To illustrate the difficulty of the Rockies’ quest, consider how limited their options would be if they wanted to trade a lesser player such as center fielder Dexter Fowler to a pitching-rich team such as the Atlanta