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Where things stand with Tulowitzki, Gonzalez, Mets and Rockies


In the last few days, there have been seen several reports indicating the Rockies willingness to trade SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez. There is speculation the Mets and other teams are interested. However, so far, there are no reports suggesting any deal is likely before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline…



The most recent trade rumors…

The Mets and Rockies have not had any substantive talks this week, and any deal for Tulowitzki or Gonzalez will likely need to wait for this offseason, according to reporter Jon Heyman (CBS Sports, July 30).

The Rockies want to acquire the best young, power pitching possible and feel they match up best with the Mets and Cardinals, Matthew Cerrone said Tuesday on MetsBlog. However, they would prefer to not pay any of either Tulowitzki’s ($129 million) or Gonzalez’s ($53 million) remaining contract. Therefore, though the Mets may prefer Tulowitzki, Gonzalez is a more reasonable target (MetsBlog, July 29) since he has less coming to him and will require giving up less in trade, Heyman said on radio earlier this week (WFAN, July 29).

How might things play out?

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The way I understand it, there have been low-level talks between the Mets and Rockies, who know Sandy Alderson’s position on who he will trade and for what. So, instead of Sandy making pitches, Colorado is waiting for someone to meet their demands. They’re probably running numbers, scouting reports and weighing deals with other teams.

If something were to happen with the Mets in the next 48 hours, which I doubt it will, I’d say Alderson is only capable of and willing to acquire Gonzalez right now, since the Rockies seem open to moving him at any time, but for the right deal. Tulowitzki is significantly more complicated than that given his contract, health and history with the franchise. … In short, based on what I’m hearing, I’d now put a Tulowitzki-to-the-Mets outcome at less than one percent, and a CarGo-to-the-Mets outcome at around 20 percent…




151 comments
lindro88
lindro88

Mets need to stay away from Cargo. He's out of the lineup 2 times a week when he's not on the DL.

mike23
mike23

At some point soon the mets are going to have to fix/help their offense to go along with their solid starting pitching...they need to upgrade SS and they need to find a corner outfielder. Cargo looks like the cheaper alternative right now so I too would expect him to be the one they would go after and than worry about upgrading SS in the off season or they should finally let Flores start their the rest of the season and see if he is the answer or someone they will look to trade in off season. 


I think Cargo would be a great pickup depending on what they would have to give up, would like to hold onto Wheeler, Degrom, Syndengard, Matz.....I guess I would offer them Montero and some lower prospects and see if that gets it done. 

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

Trade Murphy. Move wright 2 second his natural position

And get a third baseman w power

semperfi
semperfi

Outside Coors, Tulo is still the best hitting SS in baseball, still has a chance to be MVP this year, something the Mets have never had, Cargo outside of Coors is not worth the $, we have enough Leftys in our line up and at Citi he has hit .125 whereas Tulo has hit .450 with a HR every 6ABs, perfect fit on this team, provides needed leadership, defense and plus offense to the SS position which is our biggest need

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

Don't want either tulo always injured and I think lagures will be better than Gonzales. Next year and Gonzales is always injured

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

Let's see who believes the mets will do something they have no money Katz. Even said he tired of putting money in the team... Expect these clowns to buy some more condos in Brooklyn and build up wilets point and say we tried but a deal couldn't be worked out

matmil
matmil

Tull would seem to be the best fit and is probably worth the gamble. But you never know how a certain player will react to playing in NYC. Some take to it while others can't cope with the big city.

moeb
moeb

can we get cargo here please

The Third Lantern
The Third Lantern

If Troy Tulowitzki is in Flushing on Friday, I'll eat my Mets hat. All 12 different versions of it.

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Worried that Mets will choose Gonzalez over Tulowitzki (now or this winter) simply because he's got a smaller and shorter contract.

nym68
nym68

Until we know Tomas the Cuban's name can we please stop calling him a future major league star? 

I've been talking to Rockies fans on Purplerow, they seem like they're on the fence on it and could be swayed. 

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Worried about Wright the way it looks now he might not even hit 20 hrs or drive in 80 runs.

Nice job Murph. Good clutch.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

I rather see Sandy not trade for anyone before the deadline. It will likely cost the Mets more now than waiting for the off-season. Overpaying by giving up our top prospects might bite us in the a$$ in the long run. 

nym68
nym68

I've figured it out. The real reason Tulo went to Philadelphia was so he could secretly travel to New York on Sunday. Then he went to the Yankees game to throw off the media. His real reason for being there was to meet with the Mets regarding his definite upcoming impending trade. That's why the Rockies misspelled his name on "Tulowiski" jersey giveaway day. This way none of the fans will have anything to wear to the park when they boo their team for trading away their franchise player after they trade him in the middle of the night tonight to the Mets. .It's all so obvious. Smooth Sandy...real smooth

hashburry
hashburry

It is amazing how there are so few sure fire hitters in the league, let alone available in a blockbuster.  Trout, Puig, Stanton, Goldschmidt seem to the be anomalies these days.  Most of the guys that I would perceive as good to great are regularly hitting .260 with big time regression in power numbers.  The guys that are available are all flawed and their teams want the world for them, so it appears.

truth77
truth77

Hitting the baseball is the hardest thing to do.The Mets put a whole new perspective to this old saying.

How have the Mets still not hit Kendrick? Besides Revere's rob of Duda's home run and Tejada's gap single we haven't done much for poor Wheeler.

hashburry
hashburry

Unbelievable math skills.  Must be an actuary. 

metzfan22
metzfan22

@wackymets3 You literally messed up "there/their/they're" AND "your/you're" (this one twice) while making fun of those other ding dongs. I don't think you're getting the job. 

metzfan22
metzfan22

@mike23 CarGo is a terrible player, though. Away from Coors Field, he's worse than Ruben Tejada this season. 

matmil
matmil

You must be hungry.

@Kevin VanTassell That's what they did with Jason Bay. You cut corners in baseball, U FAIL.

Yeah I'm swaying some.

matmil
matmil

I think we have to live with less production from the Captain but he could still make a pretty good number 5 hitter in this lineup. Especially if they can get a good 3 hitter.

matmil
matmil

It's probably not really up to him. He's at the mercy of other GM's who are willing to part with good players for prospects.

matmil
matmil

That's one of the best theories I've heard since Einstein died.

@nym68 And then the Illuminati threw soup at the rocky mountains and Tulo lived happily ever after hiding from the Colorado Mafia. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA I LOVE THIS TRADE


(I actually hope that happens)

@hashburry Yeah, this is a bad time for rebuilding low-market teams like the Mets. Free agency has taken over because every team overrates their players.

mike23
mike23

@Mike Herrington @moeb Cargo would become the mets best outfielder... an outfield of Granderson in LF, Lagares in CF and Cargo in RF is pretty solid. I understand some are worried about road vs home stats etc... but Cargo has one of the sweetest lefty handed swings in baseball, is still young at 28 and would no doubt help the mets offense...just hope the rockies would take something like Montero and some lower prospects as I don't want to give up Syndengard, Matz, Wheeler, Degrom.... they say they want a power arm so I think Niese/gee are out....so offer Montero and some lower prospects and see if they bite. 

moeb
moeb

gotta take gambles...I go by the back of his card and even though he is not hitting the way he likes, I still will take a chance IF and only if the price is right! something like niese ,den dekker, montero.

matmil
matmil

Please I only recently was able to forget Bay and now you have to remind me.

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Oh no, they chose Bay because his hit spray chart showed he hit better at CitiField.

matmil
matmil

Not Niese he's the only leftie we have.

@Kevin VanTassell Oh I thought they chose him because he cost less but was a lot bigger risk.

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

 @Kevin VanTassell I think they chose him because he was one of the most consistent hitter in major league baseball and had just played on a team that won a championship.  

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@Vincent Santiago @Kevin VanTassell People have completely re-written history in regards to the Jason Bay contract imo. They chose Bay b/c he had played in Boston, and everyone thought that translated a lot better to a move to NYC than coming from Colorado. People were worried about Holliday's splits away from Coors as well. That was not simply a money decision at the time.