NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — So you’re saying there’s a chance?!
The Mets and Rockies “have been quietly discussing” a trade that would send All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to New York, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman. Colorado would receive top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard as part of a package in the potential blockbuster.READ MORE: Anti-Violence Advocates Rally In Harlem Following Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy On Saturday
Though the talks have been ongoing, the sides aren’t close to completing a deal, Heyman reported.
“New York and Colorado have been surreptitiously talking names for weeks, and while there’s said to be some progress, it still feels like they are almost in the early stages with several hurdles to go,” Heyman reported on CBSSports.com, “including ultimately whether the Rockies owning Monfort brothers would sign off on such a deal for their beloved superstar shortstop.”
On WFAN radio Friday, Heyman said he believes it’s not out of the question that an agreement could be reached.
“Yes. I think so,” Heyman told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. “There are a lot of hurdles. Obviously, the first is he’s got $118 million to go, and they’ll have to work out some kind of compensation package there. Another hurdle is (Tulowitzki) probably has to approve the trade, or at least nod, even though he doesn’t have a no-trade (clause). Another one is his health. The Mets will have to take a close look at that if they can agree on the prospects and the money. And the last one is Rockies ownership. They’ve told some other teams Tulo is not available. … It’s possible that they like the Mets’ package better than some other teams’, and they’d rather deal with the Mets.”