By: Michael Ganci

Tulo Trade Could Create Holes

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After being told there’s no chance the Mets are going to be making a trade for Troy Tulowitzki, CBSSports.com’s John Heyman reported that conversations are not as dormant as one would suggest.

While the Mets may indeed be the best suitor for Colorado’s needs, what about the Mets? Ron Darling was on MLB Network earlier today, and his proposed trade package startled me. We know who the untouchables are: Harvey, DeGrom, Wheeler (most likely). Any trade must start with Noah Syndergaard. I am alright with that. To get something, you need to give something. Here’s what Darling suggests.

Photo courtesy of @WE_ARE_MET_FANS on Twitter.

Photo courtesy of @WE_ARE_MET_FANS on Twitter.

We’ve been over Syndergaard, that’s a given. When given the option between Tejada or Flores, Colorado will take Flores or even hold out for a better prospect (Gavin Cecchini?) Flores has upside, but there’s a lot left to be desired defensively. As for Tejada, he was nearly non-tendered, doesn’t that just about sum up how the Mets feel about his overall abilities?

The next category is startling. Choose one of Travis D’Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki. I am open to dealing Plawecki, but D’Arnaud is the catcher, and he may develop into a stud, barring that he proves he can stay healthy. Let’s say the deal is Syndergaard, Flores and Plawecki thus far.

Then it comes time for a major league pitcher. Bartolo Colon serves no purpose in this argument. While he has value, he makes too much money, and Colorado is looking to acquire assets to last for the future. My bet would be on Dillon Gee, the outcast of the Mets’ rotation.

Believe it or not, the Mets are in control here, so let’s see if Sandy Alderson’s famous wait-and-see approach works to their benefit. I haven’t fully decided whether I am all-in on Tulo. While the Mets need to make a move to shake up the franchise, especially from an offensive point of view, some scenarios being floated around would hurt them big time.

Tulowitzki is a star, nobody will argue that point, but a star is only a star as long as he can stay on the field. Watch his highlights from last year, it would be beautiful to have this in this lineup.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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