This morning, FOX Sports senior baseball writer and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal published what can only be described as the most asinine trade proposal I have ever seen reported.
For some in the St. Louis Cardinals fan base, there is interest in acquiring shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies. There’s no denying what Tulo would bring to the middle infield but there’s the issue of his health and injury-prone career. But when he’s healthy, he’s one of the best in the league. Even when he doesn’t play a full season, he has a batting average near .300, except for the 2008 season.
The trade prosposal that Rosenthal writes about:
Tulo to the Cardinals for – deep breath now – first baseman Allen Craig, right-handers Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal and a fourth, lesser prospect, with the Rockies paying a chunk of Tulowitzki’s remaining $130 million.
It won’t happen. Why? The Cardinals need a short stop but not at the expense of those three guys.
If a trade for Tulo were to happen, I would think Matt Adams would be sent over before Craig is sent. Granted I don’t know who will replace Todd Helton but the Rockies but first base is open now that #17 has decided to call it a career.