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.