That short lived excitement among Met fans who thought the team had a shot to acquire Troy Tulowitzki – It’s over.
In short the Mets have concerns about doing a deal with the Rockies for the shortstop. The Rockies owe Tulowitzki over $100 million and want a number of top prospects in return. Throw in the fact that Tulowitzki has not appeared in more than 126 games since the 2011 season and you can add health concerns to the Mets list of reasons to shy away from a deal.
If the Rockies really want to trade Tulowitzki they should have no problem. ESPN’s Adam Rubin lists the White Sox, Mariners, Diamondbacks and Cubs as better trade partners.
The Mets landed Michael Cuddyer as a free agent on Monday costing them no prospects. That could make a trade for a shortstop more likely. The Mets are not believed to be intersted in free agents Asdrubal Cabrera, Stephen Drew, Jed or Lowrie.