Monday, November 04, 2013
Mets Rumors: No Tulowitzki, No Stanton on the Trade Block
The Mets who are in need of a shortstop and a couple of corner outfielders will look to the trade market to fill their needs. There have been many of rumors floating around that Giancarlo Stanton or Troy Tulowitzki could be Mets targets, but that is not the case...
Rockies senior vice president of Major League operations Bill Geivett made an appearance with Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio Sunday morning. Asked by Bowden how he would react if the Cardinals came knocking with an "overwhelming" offer for superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Geivett said he'd have to listen but added, "we're not doing anything with Tulo." Geivett went on to add that his top three priorities this offseason are starting pitching, a late-inning impact reliever and a corner bat (Twitter links).
The Mets do have minor league pitching prospects to dangle like Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero, but I'm sure that would be just the start of the conversations.. Of course, Bobby Parnell would have to added to the trade if anything would happen. Don't think the Mets would like to deplete themselves too much in the pitching area.
In other news, the Marlins are not going to trade star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason, newly minted GM Dan Jennings emphatically asserted. As ESPN's Jim Bowden reports (via Twitter), Jennings said that "Mr. Stanton is not available" and that the team is "building around him."