By: Michael Ganci

Tulowitzki Dodges Mets-Related Questions


Until the trade deadline passes, rumors will be running rampant surrounding the Mets and a man they’ve long coveted, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Adding Tulowitzki’s bat to the lineup would change things dramatically, considering he’d be replacing the anemic bat of Ruben Tejada. He’d be the perfect number three hitter and his defense at shortstop would be pretty good as well.

Here’s a look at what he’s done this season, courtesy of ESPN:

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But what would he cost? If it was based on talent alone, it’d be a boatload, but Tulowitzki has an albatross of a contract, so the Rockies would have to eat a significant portion to get a deal done. Here’s what I think is fair.

Mets Get: Troy Tulowitzki, 30 percent of contract covered, Rockies Get: Zack Wheeler, Brandon Nimmo, Gabril Ynoa, Amed Rosario

I know it’s a lot to give up, but when you want to make a trade that rocks the face of your franchise, you need to take risks.

During all-star festivities, Tulowitzki spoke to the New York Post about the possibility of joining the Mets, although he was both vague and respectful to his current employer with his responses.

Here’s part of what he had to say.

“I signed to be a Rockie and right now my job is to be a Rockie, so my job is to go out there every single day and help them to try to win games,” Tulowitzki said. “I’m not going to get caught up in it. The game is tough enough. It makes your mind spent at times. I’ve dealt with it for a couple of years now, all the [trade] talk, and I’m still in a Rockies uniform. It is what it is. It’s just rumors for now.”

Tulowitzki also talked about the Mets’ pitching staff, Jacob deGrom, his idol Derek Jeter and more. To read Kevin Kernan’s story at the New York Post, click here.

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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