Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is meeting with his agent on Thursday to discuss his future, and might soon ask to be traded (Sherman, May 12).
Joel Sherman spoke with Tulowitzki’s agent Paul Cohen, who said Tulowitzki spent a “tremendous amount of time” this offseason wondering about his future with the Rockies.
“It could get to the point for [owner] Dick Monfort and GM Jeff [Bridich] that the storyline every day with the team is when is Tulowitzki being traded,” Cohen said. “That is negative for the franchise as the idea of trading the face of the franchise. They are smart enough to recognize they don’t want that going forward.”
Colorado, losers of nine games in a row, are 11-17 and in last place in the N.L. West.
The Mets and Rockies had discussions about Tulowitzki during the offseason, but the talks didn’t escalate.
Tulowitzki, 30, is hitting .307 with a .317 OBP and .495 SLG in 28 games played this season for the Rockies. He’s owed $114 million through 2020.
While I am all for the Mets trading for a shortstop, especially one that can rake, this is not the guy to get. He is owed a TON of money for the next 5 seasons, he is on the wrong side of 30, and he is always injured. This would be a move that makes a lot of sense for a win now team, but that is not who the Mets are, despite the advanced ages of Wright, Granderson and Cuddyer. This move would also make a lot of sense if the Rockies were willing to eat about 75% of the remaining money, but that won’t happen either, and would also cost the Mets more than the already outrageous asking price of at least Syndergaard or Matz and lots more. This team is building a pitching powerhouse for years to come with nice offensive pieces such as Lagares, d’Arnaud, Herrera and Duda sprinkled in. To mortgage the future on a prayer that Tulo will stay healthy is one I would not be comfortable with.