The Colorado Rockies are currently one of the worst teams in baseball and that fact has one of their star players a bit upset.
Colorado has an overall record of 45-68 at this point in the season and currently sit 19 games back of the National League West division lead, along with being 15 1/2 games back of the Wild Card.
It is safe to say that the Rockies will not be headed to the postseason, or likely turning things around to make some kind of late run to get back in a playoff race. Colorado has dropped eight of their last 10 games, and their struggles, not only this year, but the past few years have began to frustrate one of their biggest stars.
Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is a bit angered about how this season and the past few seasons have went for Colorado. Tulowitzki went on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago. Since the star shortstop has been out of action, the Rockies have continued slumping and have placed themselves in the National League cellar.
Tulowitzki has begun taking batting practice as he gears himself up for a return to the lineup and stated Wednesday that he is fed up with losing. The 29-year-old shortstop was hurt running out a grounder at Pittsburgh last month and has yet to return. Tulowitzki, who holds a large lead in the National League batting race with a .340 batting average has said numerous times that he simply wants to win.
No More Losing
Tulo also mentioned that the comments he made did not mean that he in any way wanted out of Colorado or wanted to be traded, he simply meant that he is sick and tired of losing.
The trip to the disabled list was Tulowitzki's first stint on the DL this season, but he has taken days off to rest his chronically tight legs. The leg injuries date back to the 2008 season when he tore his left quadriceps tendon.
Tulo said he has felt good with his batting practice work and hopes to continue making progress. He also stated that he has seen some promise the Rockies effort and reason to believe that the team can turn it around next season.
Right to Demand
Tulowitzki is right in making his statements. Something does need to change in Colorado in order for the Rockies to keep their star player around and happy.
Tulowitzki is arguably the best shortstop in the game, and it would be in the Rockies best interest if they went out and made some moves this offseason to bring in more talent to compliment their star shortstop.