Troy Tulowitzki could soon wind up in a new uniform despite the Colorado Rockies' stand against trading their starting shortstop.

Should suggestions of Tulowitzki interest by the St. Louis Cardinals be dismissed? Would you believe the Rockies might swap him to the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers?

Both the Cardinals and Dodgers would be improved by plugging a healthy Tulowitzki into their lineup. Why?

— The Cardinals would have a solid stick and dependable fielder instead of Pete Kozma, who couldn't hit his weight at critical times in the Redbirds' run to the World Series.

— The Dodgers would love to move Hanley Ramirez to third base, where Juan Uribe is a gone in free agency. Tulowitzki would be the fielder Ramirez only pretends to be.

Note elsewhere the Dodgers' surplus of outfielders, and the equation solves why the Rockies might come calling — especially if Yasiel Puig is in the offerings.

Rockies owner Dick Monfort said Tulowitzki and left fielder Carlos Gonzalez are off limits in trade as franchise lodge poles.