8:02 p.m.: Early Monday, it was reported that the Mets were open to dealing Noah Syndergaard to Colorado as part of a package for Troy Tulowitzki (Passan, July 28).
However, David Lennon of Newsday said later in the day that at the moment, the Mets aren’t willing to move Syndergaard in “any type of deal” (Lennon, July 28).
According to Passan, while the Mets have interest in Tulowitzki, the Rockies are not likely to trade him before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki would be perfect for New York, David Wright recently told team reporter Mike Puma (NY Post, July 26).
“I do think in the very near future that we’re going to be to the point where we are a piece or two away,” Wright said. “He’s a competitor and he wants to win, and when you’re talking about a player of that caliber, I don’t think that type of guy gets nervous or intimidated by being on the big stage.”
Earlier this week, the Rockies misspelled Tulowitzki’s name on a t-shirt used for a give-away night at their ballpark. The next day, after traveling to Philadelphia for a doctor’s appointment, Tulowitzki was spotted on camera watching the Yankees face the Blue Jays in the seats at Yankee Stadium.
The Mets have contacted the Rockies to say they’re interested in Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez, according to columnist Joel Sherman (NY Post, July 25). However, while Gonzalez can be had now, the Rockies are not likely to trade Tulowitzki this summer, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone said this week (Twitter, July 28).
Nevertheless, Puma adds, “The Mets are viewed within the industry as a good trade partner for the Rockies,” since Colorado is seeking young pitching.