Do you know what you’re gonna be doing in ten years (and spare me the 2012 jokes)? I for one am 22. I don’t know what I’m going to be doing in, like, two months. Ten years from now, I will be 32 (yeah, this is a mathy site sometimes). I don’t even have a concept of what ’32′ is.
And yet, Troy Tulowitzki knows that in ten years, he will be playing for the Colorado Rockies and making a lot of money to do so. Kinda nice to have that kind of security, no?
Today, Tulo put his name to a seven-year, $134MM contract extension that will kick in in the 2014 season and run throughout the 2020 campaign. This extension is to his current deal that will still govern his 2011-2014 salaries; he had a club option in 2014 for $16MM that becomes guaranteed with the new deal. From 2015-2019, he’ll pull down $20MM per year, with a drop to $14MM in 2020 and a club option for $15MM in 2021 that, in all likelihood, will be bought out for $4MM.