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Tulowitzki the reason for Rockies early success
Posted By Brett Pietrzak On May 11 2011 @ 1:38 pm In Colorado Rockies | No Comments
The young shortstop from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, California, who was named an all state shortstop and a team MVP 3-times in his 4 years there, is now flexing his muscles on the biggest stage of his life: the MLB. Being named rookie of the year in 2007 and having break-out 2008-2010 seasons has led many to believe that Troy is one of the best in the majors. Tulowitzki, often called “ Tulo “ is the centerfold in the Rockies dynamic offense. Although he is only batting .248, he has hit the most homeruns of any shortstop in the MLB and has also driven in 18 runs. The most crucial part of Troy’s game is his amazing optimism and the ability to be the leader of his team at the age of 26.
On November 29, 2010, Tulowitzki agreed to sign a six-year extension on top of the three years, with a fourth option year, remaining on his contract. The contract will keep Tulowitzki a member of the Rockies’ organization through the 2020 season. The six-year extension was worth around $120 million, making it the second-largest contract ever signed by a Rockies player (behind Todd Helton’s nine-year $141.5 million contract). This had many pessimistic fans saying this the end for his career, saying “he got the big bucks, now he’s gonna lose the big bat”. I, along with the real die-hards of Colorado know that Troy will receive at least one MVP award by the end of his career.
As play starts today the Rockies are leading the N.L. West and will be as long as number 2 is on the field for our beloved team.
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