The Colorado Rockies have finally pulled the trigger on a Troy Tulowitzki deal and have agreed to acquire Jose Reyes from the Toronto Blue Jays. Colorado saves $50 mil by swapping the SS contracts. Tulo has matched his RBI total from last season (52), and has done so with 9 less home runs, in 5 less games. However his K rate is up at 20%. The most important thing for Tulo is to stay healthy. He hasn't played in 127 games since the 2011 season.
In 1,048 games with the Rockies, Tulowtizki batted .299 with 188 home runs and 657 RBIs - MLB.com
Tulowitzki joins Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion in the Blue Jays lineup. That, plus he gets to play his home games at the Rogers Centre, and divisional games at Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Camden Yards and Tropicana Field. Sure he is leaving the friendly confines of Coors Field, but the AL East is a great place for hitters.
RosterResource.com has Tulo hitting cleanup for the Jays, between Bautista and Encarnacion, with Devon Travis leading off. Travis has spent most of the season batting 9th, which is like leading off, but this move to the top of the order makes him a more valuable fantasy baseball option.
Reyes to Coors Field moves Charlie Blackmon out of the leadoff spot for the Rockies. Blackmon hitting 3rd means more RBI opportunities in a lineup that has produced the 4th more runs in baseball. Congrats Blackmon owners!
Carlos Gonzalez has been seeing beach balls up at the plate, and if the Rockies organization is serious about rebuilding around Nolan Arenado, getting CarGo out of town is the next big move they have to make. His value is sky high right now, thanks to a .405 BA in July and hit 7 home runs since the All-Star break.
Since 2011, the Rockies have finished last in the National League West three times. They finished fourth twice. In the four-and-a-half seasons since Tulowitzki and Gonzalez got big contract extensions, the Rockies are 319-425, with a winning percentage of just .429. - Denver Post