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Joe Nathan

Troy Tulowitzki's status puts Rockies GM Jeff Bridich in a bind

Troy Tulowitzki's status puts Rockies GM Jeff Bridich in a bind

You have to feel for Jeff Bridich.

He is six weeks into his first season as general manager of the Colorado Rockies, a team that has finished at least 18 games out of first place four years running. In the middle of an 11-game losing streak, the agent for franchise player Troy Tulowitzki said the time had come to discuss whether to ask for a trade. Then Dan O'Dowd, the former Colorado GM who signed Tulowitzki to the 10-year, $158-million contract that would complicate any trade, wrote a column suggesting the Rockies deal their star shortstop.

When Bridich spoke up Friday, he played the "blame the media" card.

"Most of the media likes to create...

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