Tulowitzki will not demand trade from Rockies after meeting with agent

As reported yesterday by his agent, Colorado Rockies All-Star SS Troy Tulowitzki was set to have a meeting with him to discuss the possibility of demanding a trade from the last-place Rockies. Tulowitzki spoke to the media not too long ago this evening and said he has decided not to force his way out of the organization that has seen him grow and considers him the face of the franchise.

Thomas Harding, the Rockies’ beat writer for MLB.com, was among the media members present for Tulowitzki comments and he offered some insight through his Twitter account in a series of tweets, as attached below.

Tulo also said that while he has decided not to demand a trade, it is on the Rockies to whether or not actually deal him to a contending team.  

As most people may know by now, Tulowitzki maintains a very close relationship with the team’s owner Dick Monfort and first-year General Manager Jeff Bridich, and he did so with Bridich’s predecessor Dan O’Dowd. He said demanding a trade would not be fair for his teammates and the relationships he’s built while playing in Colorado.

As mentioned by Harding, Tulo has taken it upon himself to play better baseball and stop the losing.  He stated that he understands that being the highest-paid player on the roster and being the veteran makes him the target when the team is losing.

“Bottom line, play better baseball. That’s kind of vague but it starts with myself,” he said.

Tulo’s comments mean that the 10-year veteran will most likely not get traded before this year’s July 31 trade deadline, unless the Rockies go against everything they’ve said in the past year and pull an eye-popping trade in the middle of the summer. Stay tuned for more information.

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