Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in a move he says took him by surprise. (The Rockies were apparently trying to get rid of all things “Troy” — they sent LaTroy Hawkins to Toronto in the deal, too.) Tulo, as Tulowitzki is known, hopes to live up to his first name and arrive in Toronto like a Trojan horse, ready to wreak havoc.
After getting over the shock — he was pulled from the Rockies lineup in the 9th inning of the Cubs game Monday and told to pack — Tulo immediately began looking forward to joining a contender. The 5-time All-Star said that he won’t look back: “I get to play for a contender and maybe this will revive my career a little bit.” For a player selected to the All-Star team in four out of the last six seasons — a guy who’s hitting .300 so far this year — it wouldn’t seem Tulowitzki’s career would need much reviving. But the Rockies were losing and Toronto is near .500 with a chance at a playoff berth. Tulowitzki, still just 30, should help them make a serious run. That’ll be reviving.