According to a report from CBS Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets are likely to hold off on any trade talk regarding Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez until the winter.
mets cargo/tulo deal will have to wait. official: “unless we do speed dating” there isnt time. http://t.co/ihnMmtZZR5
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2014
“Unless we do speed dating, I think that’s safe to say [that any deal will wait until winter],” one person involved in the limited talks said.
The New York Mets reportedly offered top prospect Noah Syndergaard in a deal involving Tulowitzki but the Rockies want a ‘offer of the century’ for their All-Star shortstop in order to deal him before the deadline. One person close to the Mets believes they don’t see Tulo becoming a Met, making CarGo the realistic option.
“he wants to be a Yankee”
Unfortunately, the Yankees don’t have much to offer for the prized shortstop. Colorado certainly likes what they see out of reliever Dellin Betances to remodel their atrocious bullpen but they would have to offer quite a bit more.
On the other hand, the Mets have exactly what the Rockies want: pitching, pitching, and more pitching.
Time will tell if a deal will get done between now and tomorrow but it’s highly unlikely as we will get to see Tulowitzki and Gonzalez in perhaps their last season in a Rockies uniform.