Last week in the Daily News, John Harper said the Rockies will listen to offers for SS Troy Tulowizki, in an effort to speed up their rebuilding process, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking.
The 28-year-old Tulowitzki has seven years and $134 million left on his contract.
Harper proposes trading Travis d’Arnaud, Dillon Gee and Rafeal Montero for Tulowitzki, an idea that was not outright rejected when pitched to a Mets source.
“We have to be open-minded,” the source told Harper. “We have to be ready to be creative.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I’d do it. He’ll make $16 million next year, $20 million each of the next four years, then back to $14 million in 2020, at which point his option can be bought out for $4 million. I don’t think a lot of teams will be interested in taking on that deal, so my guess is the Mets might be able to get Colorado to include some money by including d’Arnaud. Colorado’s motivation is to rid themselves of payroll, while acquiring a good enough player to sell to their fans. I think this trade does that. If I could get Tulo at what amounts to six years and $16 million a season, without giving up Zack Wheeler or Noah Syndergaard, I think I’d do it.