Online Sports Betting – Mega-Deal for Colorado’s All-Star Shortstop
The All-Star shortstop had a great season for the Rockies and he was rewarded with a monster contract. The Rockies signed Tulowitzki to a $134 million contract extension. The offshore sports betting question is whether or not he is worth that kind of money.
With the extension, Tulowitzki is going to be getting $157.75 million over the next 10 years. His new deal will not kick in until 2014. He is set to earn $5.5 million in 2011, $8.25 million in 2012 and $10 million in 2013. His salary goes up to $16 million in 2014 and $20 million each year from 2015 through 2019. He will make $14 million in 2020 with another six million in incentives. Colorado has a $14 million option for 2021.
Is Tulo worth It?
Last year Tulowitzki won his first Gold Glove award and he hit .315 with 27 homers and 95 RBIs. Those numbers are very good considering he missed 33 games with a broken wrist. Tulo was fifth in the National League MVP voting for the second straight season. He had career highs in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He is just the fourth shortstop since 1901 to hit at least .300 with 25 home runs and have an OPS of at least .900. In the last two years there has not been a better shortstop in all of baseball than Tulowitzki. His .939 OPS is higher than any other shortstop in the league. On paper it appears that Tulowitzki is worth the money. He is better than even Hanley Ramirez who many people consider the top shortstop in the game and he is far better than Derek Jeter who is looking for big money from the New York Yankees.
Colorado is an exciting team to watch with young players like Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez. The Rockies were not, however, a profitable team to bet on in online sports betting last season. They were just barely above .500 last season and because they were oftentimes favored in baseball odds they lost gamblers money in offshore sports betting at Sbg global.