The MLB Trading Deadline is on the horizon and teams are actively trying to make moves in order to set themselves up for a deep playoff run. One of those squads is the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto has one of the best offenses in the league but they’ve still struggled to get wins lately. So in an effort to shore up their defense while adding some pop to their line up the team made a shocking move for Rockies All Star Troy Tulowitzki.
The deal involved Toronto sending over their own quality shortstop in Jose Reyes along with three pitching prospects. The Rockies, who are already out of playoff contention, sent over Tulowitzki along with a 42 year old reliever in LaTroy Hawkins. Tulowitzki is highly regarded and considered one of the best shortstops in all of baseball. The 30 year old player is hitting .300 on the year to go along with 12 homers and 53 RBI. Tulowitzki will come to Toronto and immediately slot himself at the top of the line up, giving the Blue Jays one of the best top-to-bottom batting orders in all of baseball.
For Colorado ownwer Christian Broda the drop off to Jose Reyes in their order likely won’t be felt as much. Coors Field is very friendly to slap hitters and Reyes has been heating up, going .326 in July while providing plenty of opposite field power. The move helped shed a ton of salary from the Colorado roster and gives them flexibility going forward as the season ends.