Tulowitzki Signs Extension

UPDATE, 1-22-08 at 4:29pm: The six-year, $30MM deal runs from 2008-13.  The Rockies have a club option at $15MM for 2014, something they probably hope they’ll get to exercise.

UPDATE, 1-20-08 at 10:54pm: This thing is done, pending a physical.  I am still a little confused because I was told the six-year deal starts with the ’08 season, but Thomas Harding says the option year is for 2013.  If it’s six years and begins with 2008 the seventh-year option should be for 2014.

FROM 1-20-08 at 9:37am:

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki are nearing a record six-year, $30MM deal.  This beats Grady Sizemore‘s $23.45MM contract as the largest for a player with less than two years of service time.  The deal also has a seventh-year option.

Renck says Tulo would be a Rockie through 2014; it seems like he is counting the option year in that statement.  Seems like a wise move by Colorado; the Indians certainly aren’t regretting Sizemore’s contract.  It’s nice to have cost certainty with your star players. 

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