Monday, July 28, 2014

Tulowitzki: Can You Trade Players On The Disabled List

Understanding the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in Major League Baseball can be difficult even in a room full of lawyers. I had to do a little bit of research to answer the question of whether you can trade a player on the disabled list or not and the short answer I found was yes, you can. The only catch, always a catch, is that the commissioner of baseball Bud Selig has to approve the deal which has rarely happened in history as far as I can tell.

Enter Troy Tulowitzki who is currently on the 15 day disabled list for the Colorado Rockies and the pipe dream that has him starting at shortstop for the New York Yankees in 2015. Tulo has already hinted at wanting to be a Yankee and wanting to replace his idol in Derek Jeter and the Yankees have to be interested in the shortstop. The Yankees can presumably get a better deal with Tulo being on the disabled list so the time to act is now. 

The Yankees have less than four days to put up or shut up for this season and acquiring a talent like Troy Tulowitzki is definitely putting up. Standing pat is definitely shutting up. Put up Cash. 


  1. with that dream. It would be a monster jump start for this line-up. With
    most likely, Headley, becoming the fourth outfielder.
    But, at what price ? That would be an awful gamble, if this trade did not end well. Awful.

  2. Headley could play third and Tulo could play second or vice versa as well. Headley was a shortstop in college, albeit two knee surgeries ago, and could easily handle either position well.

  3. I want to think, the reason for not much action on any trades is because they are trying to work something out in a trade for Tulo.
    A side note is; with him on the 15 day DL...Bud Selig has the last word, and dat ain't no good fer de Yankees, cuse he done hate dem damn Yankees!

    1. You have to think him showing up to yesterday's game had to be a message, right? Kind of a slap in the face to the Rockies organization. I'm sure it's not a rule but it's one of those code of ethics kind of things. Don't run up the score and steal bases while you're blowing out the other team for example.

      I don't think it's a coincidence. Sure he was in Philadelphia for a doctor's appointment, there are plenty of teams in and around that area. He chose the Yankees for a reason.


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