The Mets have contacted the Rockies to say they’re interested in SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez, according to columnist Joel Sherman (NY Post, July 25).
However, Sherman writes, “Keep in mind, Tulowitzki has indicated he has become frustrated playing his prime mainly in non-contention,” and “There is belief if he were to request a trade, ownership would strongly consider fulfilling his wishes.”
According to Sherman, “Tulowitzki has a no-trade provision, wears No. 2 in honor of Derek Jeter and is thought to be considerably more interested in being a Yankee than a Met.”
The Cardinals, who tried and failed to get Tulowitzki last winter, continue to have interest in acquiring him as well, says Sherman.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
July 24: The Rockies are not going to trade SS Troy Tulowitzki this season, a good friend who works with the Rockies predicted when I talked to him earlier this week. Instead, despite how they’ve handled him in the past, Colorado will seriously consider moving him for three or four, top major-league prospects this winter. … The Mets are going to check in on him, if they haven’t already, I’ve heard. In addition, I talked to a National League scout last week who believes the Mets have more than enough pitching prospects, along with one of their young catchers, to acquire a player like Tulowitzki, especially if they’re taking on his contract. … I still think Tulowitzki is Alderson’s White Whale. … That said, my bet is Tulowitzki — again — doesn’t get dealt in the next 18 months >> Read more.