Reports: Troy Tulowitzki may demand trade

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowizki is meeting with his agent, Paul Cohen, to determine whether or not it is time to ask the team for a trade, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Tulowitzki is said to be frustrated playing with the Rockies after “four straight losing seasons and wants out,” people close to the shortstop told Sherman.

The Rockies, however, are “not ready to talk” about a trade involving Tulowitzki, reports Ken Rosenthal of

Tulowitzki, 30, is one of the games best players at his position when healthy. If he does in fact demand a trade, it could create a bidding war, with teams such as the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres being in need of an upgrade at shortstop.

One team that makes sense as a landing spot for Tulowitzki is the New York Yankees, but due to price, they are not expected to have interest.

Demanding a trade and actually getting a trade are two completely different things. It’s unlikely a trade would be completed anytime soon, but if they continue to struggle, a deal could come together near the trade deadline.

In 28 games so far this season, Tulowitzki has hit .307 with two home runs and 10 RBI. His current contract runs through the 2020 season and is set to pay him $118 million.

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