The Best and Worst Deals from the 2015 Trade Deadline

Blue Jays acquire Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies

Source: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America

Source: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America

The Toronto Blue Jays also acquired the services of All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in 2015 when they sent Jeff Hoffman, Jesus Tinoco, Miguel Castro, and shortstop Jose Reyes to the Colorado Rockies in return for Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins. In 41 games for the Jays in 2015, Tulowitzki struggled to adjust to the new scenery as he hit just .239 with five home runs, and 17 RBIs. After hitting just .095 (two hits) over a five game span in the ALDS, Tulowitzki hit the switch in the ALCS, hitting .304 with one home run and seven RBIs. Tulowitzki still has five seasons left on his deal that he signed with the Rockies that will pay him $20 million per year over the next four years, and $14 million in the fifth year. There is a team option for a sixth year at $15 million built in, with a $4 million dollar buy out as well. If Tulowitzki is not able to rebound to his old form in Toronto, the Jays will have taken on an aging player with a huge and likely unmovable contract for the next half decade.

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