The on-again, off-again speculation surrounding the Mets and a potential trade for Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is, well, off. Again.
The Mets are right back where they started. Wilmer Flores appears to be the team’s starting shortstop heading into spring training.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t the only one interested in landing the four-time All-Star.
Though the discussions have been ongoing, the sides aren’t close to completing a deal, according to CBS’ Jon Heyman.
Kang or Tulowitzki. Either gambit will cost them money. Lots of it. They owe it to their constituency to at least try.
While the baseball landscape changed dramatically at this week’s winter meetings, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made only a pair of small moves.
Jeff Bridich refuted a report from Yahoo! Sports, and several media members added their own tweets Monday that said the Rockies and Mets had no such discussions.
The Mets might want to think twice about wanting Colorado sluggers Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.
It’s looking like there won’t be any major moves in Flushing. At least not ahead of the July 31 deadline.
As far as what teams are looking for from the Mets when it comes to trade talk, I think we can all spell this together: an eight-letter word that begins with “P.”
Monday’s starter, Bartolo Colon, might be the most attractive trade bait. But Sandy Alderson suggested the veteran may be an even more valuable asset in the offseason.
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.
“It’s a short drive from Philly,” the 29-year-old told The Denver Post. “I’m with my family. I wanted to see (Derek) Jeter play one more time.”
Are the Mets ready to go all in? The New York franchise with a mid-market payroll could be looking to add one of Colorado’s big bats, according to the Post.
If there was a team in New York that could afford to take a risk, and probably should at least send out a feeler to the Rockies, it is the Mets.