NEW YORK (WFAN) — Troy Tulowitzki isn’t going to be joining the New York Mets anytime soon. But the Rockies now have another All-Star infielder worth looking into: Jose Reyes, who was traded to Colorado in Monday night’s blockbuster with the Toronto Blue Jays.
After the swap of star shortstops, WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman tweeted that Reyes could be a “candidate to be flipped” with the July 31 trading deadline quickly approaching.
A reunion with the Amazin’s would make sense. The Mets and Rockies are presumably familiar with each other’s pieces and limitations, considering they were long-rumored to be talking about Tulowitzki. And Reyes, batting .285 with four home runs, 34 RBIs and 16 stolen bases, would be an upgrade over Ruben Tejada (.257, 2 HRs, 18 RBIs, 2 SBs) and Wilmer Flores (.249, 10 HRs, 40 RBIs, 0 SBs).
“Reyes does fill a major need for the Mets. He really does,” WFAN’s Craig Carton said Tuesday morning. “And now that you know the Rockies are in a trading stance, why not call them up?”