Latest Update Rockies still talking Tulo with Mets Fri Dec, 19, 08:56 AM
The whole package at shortstop: has a fantastic glove and range, a great arm, a power bat, the stroke to hit for a high average, excellent patience and the ability to steal a bag. Is also a leader.
Flaws: : Tends to start seasons slowly and needs to find his groove--making him somewhat too streaky. Strikes out too much and could also stand to be more efficient as a base-stealer.
The Rockies are likely asking for one, if not more of the young arms the Mets have stockpiled. While shortstop has been a troubled spot for the Mets since they traded Jose Reyes, losing a pitcher like Zack Wheeler, Jake DeGrom or even Noah Syndergaard in exchange for the aging and oft-injured Tulowitzki would be a mistake. They are more than capable of building up their offense in another, and much safer, way.Analyst: Howard Bender
That's understandable. There are still three years left on the seven-year, $134M deal that Tulowitzki signed back in 2010 and considering his chronic health issues, there are few teams willing to pick up the money and take that risk. On top of that, the Rockies are looking for a substantial package of young players in return so the price gets even steeper than just the money. The Rockies are probably better off waiting until closer to the trade deadline as more teams may be willing to take a risk if the playoffs are a more guaranteed payoff.Analyst: Howard Bender
Well of course they'd be willing to listen to offers. Both players are incredibly talented superstars, but neither one is capable of staying healthy for an entire season. If another team is willing to offer up a high-quality package, the Rockies should certainly explore the possibilities.Analyst: Howard Bender
Tulo is expected to be ready for spring training, and the hip should be completely healthy by then. Tulo is such a difficult player in fantasy, and owners seem to know the plan. They draft Tulo, enjoy the fantastic stats, trade him high, and then watch him get hurt at some point of the season. Tulo is still an elite fantasy shortstop, and it is crazy what kind of numbers he could put up if he were to stay healthy for a whole season.Analyst: Colby Conway