Monday, November 04, 2013
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."
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe says the Mets could entertain a trade offering for Tampa Bay's Ace David Price this off-season. The price tag for his services might not be in the reach of the Mets.. But with the loss of Harvey, the Mets might jump in the kettle with other teams..
Also, the Dodgers are going to make Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp or both available this offseason. Kemp, however, has become labeled with an injury, much like Troy Tulowitzki and Jacoby Ellsbury. But it won’t stop a teams from taking a chance on his talent.
Carfardo also says this off-season Marlins GM Dan Jennings might opt to pull trigger on a Giancarlo Stanton deal. The Marlins are looking for a boatload of prospects. With the Top three Marlin Prospect outfielders Marcell Ozuna, Jake Marisnick, and Christian Yelich ready to play..
The Rockies will listen to a deal for Tulowitzki, but whether they can pull off a deal for a player with such a long contract (about $130 million remaining until 2021) would be the trick.
Friday, September 20, 2013
John Harper of the Ny Daily News, raised the question whether the Mets would be players this off-season in the Troy Tulowitzki Sweepstakes. The Mets have two needs in shortstop and outfield, and the Rockies have both Tulo and GarGo to dangle this off-season.
According to multiple reports, the Rockies’ people don't see the Mets as a great match in a deal for either Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez, for whom they’ll also listen to offers.
Harper mentioned that the one prize possession that the Mets could dangle in a package for Tulo is prospect catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who was acquired in the R.A. Dickey deal. Scouts believe d'Arnaud could be an All-Star. One predicted that d’Arnaud could hit 25-30 home runs playing in the thin air in Denver.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
by Jess Estremera
Vote Here for Jose Reyes to be the starting shortstop for the 2011 All Star Game in Arizona. According to MLB.com
Troy Tulowitzki was ahead by a little more than 200,000 votes on Monday, but the Mets' three-time All-Star and current National League batting leader picked up 104 percent more online votes than Tulowitzki over the past three days.Lets got Mets fans! Voting ends tonight at 11:59 pm.