|Trading Tulowitzki would be a huge mistake.|
During the offseason, a few rogue reports suggested that the Rockies explore trades for both superstars Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. The thinking is that with the Rockies clearly in rebuilding mode, the team should ship off their two best players to get prospects in return.
Rockies owner Dick Monfort quickly squelched reports that the club would deal either player. However, as most people who follow sports understand, an owner doesn't always stick to what he promises the fan base. Want proof? Talk to a Miami Marlins fan.
On Monday, the rumors began to swirl in earnest, as Yahoo Sports reported that the St. Louis Cardinals have engaged the Rockies in trade discussions regarding Tulowitzki.
As it has been well documented on this blog, I feel that Tulowitzki has quite a bit of growing up to do. I believe that the organization thrust the leadership tag upon him far too early, and frankly, he simply might not be cut out to be a leader.