NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s unlikely that the Rockies will trade Troy Tulowitzki ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, but it’s very conceivable that the superstar shortstop will be dealt after the season.
It’s clear that the 29-year-old is intrigued about the possibility of taking over for Derek Jeter in the Bronx next season — we all know how he feels about the captain — but the Yankees likely don’t have enough pieces in their farm system to nab Tulo.
The Mets, on the other hand, have a terrific farm system and wealth of young, talented arms. But would the Wilpons take on the four-time All-Star’s contract?
And which of New York’s prized prospects would general manager Sandy Alderson part with?
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Mets are willing to send Noah Syndergaard — the 13th best prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com — in a deal for Tulowitzki.
Syndergaard, the Mets’ top prospect, is 8-5 with a 5.16 ERA in 96 innings pitched for Triple-A Las Vegas. He’s struck out 100 and walked 31.
Multiple reports have indicated that Alderson will go after Tulowitzki — and possibly Carlos Gonzalez — this winter. The Rockies and Mets would seem to be a good fit, assuming the money is sorted out. The Amazin’s desperately need a shortstop — Ruben Tejada continues to struggle — and the last-place Rockies have allowed the most runs in all of baseball this season.
Tulowitzki is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a hip strain.
He’s having a monster season, batting .340 with 21 homers, 52 RBIs and a .432 on-base percentage.
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