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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez growing tired of losing in Colorado

...said Tulowitzki, reviewing the 17 years Helton spent as the face of a franchise that never won a division title. “He played in a couple postseason games and went to one World Series. But that’s not me. I want to be somewhere where there’s a chance to be in the playoffs every single year.”

With the expanded playoffs, that’s everywhere.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 05, 2014 at 06:38 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: big whiny baby, rockies

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   1. Bhaakon Posted: July 05, 2014 at 09:41 PM (#4744461)
At the risk of being obvious: If you care about winning, don't sign a 10-year contract with the Rockies.

To be perfectly honest, if you really, really care about winning, you probably shouldn't sign a 10 year contract anywhere. Nothing improves your playoff chances like the ability to leave for greener pastures.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: July 05, 2014 at 09:50 PM (#4744467)
If they would prefer losing in Wrigley, I'd be willing to consider it.
   3. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:09 PM (#4744474)
Boy, I can't wait to see them losing on the Yankees.
   4. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4744482)
Did the article specify where they'd prefer to lose???
   5. Batman Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4744485)
The great thing about baseball is you get to go lose somewhere else every three to six days.
   6. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4744488)
Trade his ass. Big baby.
   7. Zach Posted: July 06, 2014 at 12:56 AM (#4744538)
All things being equal, Denver is a pretty nice city to do your losing in.
   8. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: July 06, 2014 at 01:03 AM (#4744541)
You're just saying that because they can soothe the pain of losing with some gancha.

Maybe they can smoke their way to the pennant???
   9. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: July 06, 2014 at 02:28 AM (#4744561)
It might work since you can smoke your way onto the 40 man.
   10. bunyon Posted: July 06, 2014 at 04:17 AM (#4744569)
Losing sucks, but somebody has to do it.
   11. bfan Posted: July 06, 2014 at 07:56 AM (#4744581)
There are 15 teams per league; so going to the WS once in 17 years isn't that far off what should be the norm.
   12. puck Posted: July 06, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4744679)
You're just saying that because they can soothe the pain of losing with some gancha.

I'd be surprised if Tulo uses pot. He seems like an uptight, all-business, doesn't want to lose control type of guy. Though maybe someone has convinced him of the medicinal benefits.

   13. BDC Posted: July 06, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4744681)
you probably shouldn't sign a 10 year contract

If he'd had known it was going to be just him and 24 kids, he would never have signed it.
   14. Bhaakon Posted: July 07, 2014 at 02:15 AM (#4744949)
If he'd had known it was going to be just him and 24 kids, he would never have signed it.


Like I said, "with the Rockies."

   15. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: July 07, 2014 at 02:25 AM (#4744950)
And yet, if you're Tulo and you've been to the postseason twice, including a WS trip, and your team is coming off of a decent (not great) 83 win season and the team offers you a 7 year, $134 million deal would you turn it down? (even if I abused commas?).

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