San Francisco Giants rumor roundup: Tulowitzki’s interest, Pagan’s back, Cordier DFA and a new OF prospect
Apr 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) steals second base as Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) is unable to field the baseball in the tenth inning at Coors Field. The Giants defeated the Rockies 5-4 in extra innings. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Giants among teams Troy Tulowitzki is crushing on
Tulowitzki is that popular guy everyone thinks is going to break up with his girlfriend, and San Francisco—having won it all in three out of the last five years—is understandably one of the prizes he would have his eyes on.
Ah, if only it were that simple.
The Giants are among Tulo’s preferred destinations if and when things go sour with the struggling Rockies, per John Heyman of CBS Sports, and who wouldn’t want to add one of the league’s top young talents?
Unfortunately, there are several massive blockades standing in the way. Grant Brisbee touches on all of the big ones here. To summarize:
- The Giants already have a shortstop, and he’s only getting better.
- Colorado would prefer to do business with a team outside of the division…
- …and one with more elite prospects.
- Tulowitzki’s contract is gargantuan…
- …especially when you consider his injury history.
Yeah, that doesn’t seem so realistic anymore.
Sure, the Giants could plug Tulo at third base, but add in the recent respectability of Casey McGehee (has hit safely in five-straight games) and red-hot bat of Matt Duffy (.393 average in the month of May), and there’s really nothing doing here.
Oh well…I never really liked that kid, anyway. Stinkin’ Rockie.
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