UPDATE (Nov. 11, 8:53 a.m. MT): A Troy Tulowitzki to the Mets trade is "not happening," according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin. Initially, it looked like reporters with Mets ties were hearing the Rockies were discussing a deal while Colorado reporters heard a different story. However, Rubin -- a Mets beat reporter -- is basically pronouncing the deal dead, putting an end to any speculation of simple miscommunication.
Time to fire up those Yankees rumors, I guess.
The Mets just signed former Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer, and it appears they might not be done taking from Colorado's roster.
The two clubs have recently discussed a potential trade involving star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan. The Mets are less than confident in their ability to land the four-time All-Star, but that's not stopping them from seeing what it would take to land him, confirms Newsday's Marc Carig.
The Rockies side apparently sees the situation differently, indicating the club has not spoken to the Mets regarding a deal involving Tulo, according to multiple reports.
#Mets may be talking in-house about Tulo, but good source told me #Rockies have not talked to Mets about Tulo.— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) November 11, 2014
I've heard the same thing, @psaundersdp: Sources say the Mets and Rockies have not talked about Tulowitzki.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 11, 2014
#Rockies GM Jeff Bridich says there have been no talks with the #Mets about Tulo. Just congrats, and what-are-you-looking-for type stuff.— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) November 11, 2014
The Rockies and Mets had fairly in-depth discussions regarding Tulowitzki last summer around the time the 30-year-old slugger landed on the disabled list with a season-ending hip injury. Tulowitzki, of course, was absolutely nails during his brief time on the field in 2014, hitting .340/.432/.603 with 21 home runs in 91 games.
Tulowitzki is owed $118 million through 2020, but the steep price tag probably won't prevent the Rockies from seeking a massive haul for their Gold Glove shortstop. Colorado will likely want any deal for Tulowitzki to center around a team's top prospect -- in this case, hard-throwing right-hander Noah Syndergaard -- and multiple other young pieces.