Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mets Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki Trade to Mets Not Happening


Mets Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki Trade to Mets Not Happening


Many have speculated like Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that the Mets and Rockies were in talks for a deal involving superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but according to Rockies GM Troy Renck it's not happening.

Reasons why the Mets and Rockies can't get together on a trade for Tulowitzki are that the Mets are uncertain about the his health  and the $118 Million dollars that is owed to him.

Plus that, the Mets would have to give up a boatload of minor league talent including the likes of Noah Syndergaard, Kevin Plawecki, Rafael Montero, and others for the Rockies face of their franchise.

Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports had said that there was a 5%-10% chance of anything happening because of all the reasons above.

Given all the information from reports, the Mets could revisit the situation during spring training after the Mets see that Tulowitzki is fit to play the position, but that is even a stretch.

The Mets right now going forward are looking for Wilmer Flores to carry the load at shortstop and will look to sign a stopgap free agent like Everth Cabrera or Stephen Drew on a one year deal to back him up at the position.

Everything else involving something big remains slim to none....

Friday, December 19, 2014

Mets Rumors: Price is high for Rockies Tulowitzki


Mets talking Syndergaard and others for Tulowitzki

Mets Rumors: Price is high for Rockies Tulowitzki


According to Mike Puma of the NY Daily News, Troy Tulowitzki remains on the Mets’ radar for a would-be blockbuster swap, but the price remains high for the Superstar shortstop.

According to Puma's sources close to the discussions, it’s an extreme longshot the Mets and Rockies will find common ground that would bring Tulowitzki, who is coming off hip surgery and still owed $106 million, to Flushing.

The Mets could be willing to package prospects such as Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Kevin Plawecki in a potential deal, but the sticking point is the money owed to Tulowitzki and concerns about his health.

So the rumor-mill churns until it becomes a reality....

Let's Go Mets!

Mets News: Mets Trade RHP Gonzalez Germen to Yankees for Cash


Mets News: Mets Trade Gonzalez Germen to Yankees for Cash


Right-hander Gonzalez Germen, who was designated for assignment by the Mets to clear the roster spot for the addition of John Mayberry Jr., has been traded to the Yankees for cash.

Germen, 27, had a 4.75 ERA and 1.451 WHIP in 30 1/3 innings spanning 25 relief appearances with the Mets last season.

The Yankees designated Preston Claiborne for assignment to clear the roster spot.

The Mets and Yankees have made 15 player swaps all time. The most recent had been left-hander Mike Stanton for left-hander Felix Heredia in 2004.

Mets Rumors: Mets have been quietly discussing a deal for Rockies SS Tulowitzki


Tulo to NY?

Mets Rumors: Mets have been quietly discussing a deal for Rockies SS Tulowitzki


According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, The Mets and Rockies have been quietly discussing a potential Troy Tulowitzki blockbuster for weeks, though it isn't known yet whether New York will have a decent chance to complete such a deal.

Prized Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is said to be the centerpiece of discussions revolving around a potential package of young players in a possible deal for Tulo, though it seems like there is still quite a ways to go to have a chance to complete such a monster trade.

New York and Colorado have been stealthily talking names for weeks, and while there's said to be some progress, it still feels like they are almost in the early stages with several hurdles to go, including ultimately whether the Rockies-owning Monfort brothers would sign off on such a deal for their beloved superstar shortstop.

There's said to have been a bit of progress in talks with the Mets over the winter, but people with knowledge of the discussions suggest there's still a long way to go and that the financial part of such a major transaction isn't close to being settled, irrespective of whether a player package can be agreed upon. One person characterized the chances for a deal as still “slim” while allowing that discussions are still ongoing.

Mets News: Captain Wright Starts Swinging Again


Mets News: Captain Wright Starts Swinging Again


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, David Wright has resumed swinging a bat after a three month layover (September 8th), when he was shut down with shoulder weakness.

Wright told ESPNNewYork.com he has "started to swing a little and the volume should increase soon."

Wright, who turns 32 on Saturday, now expects to visit new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long in Phoenix in January.

The captain finished last season inactive because of "weak" and "stretched-out" ligaments that failed to hold his non-throwing shoulder in place.
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