What’s next for Mets? Shortstop makes most sense

The Mets and Rockies have been linked in trade speculation regarding shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the past couple of years, but that talk is heating up following the Mets’ signing of Michael Cuddyer.

As Yahoo’s Jeff Passan notes in this tweet, the Mets “fear they can’t afford (Tulowitzki), but still talking.” CBS Sports Jon Heyman also tweets he’s not hearing “any significant talks” between the two teams.

But it’s still fun to talk about, especially with the Cuddyer signing signifying the Mets feel they’re close to competing in the National League East.

Tulowitzki has previously been untouchable, but that stance has changed. Numerous teams will check in with the Rockies regarding Tulo, and they have to listen, given the return they’ll likely receive.

Another team that lines up well with the Mets is the Cubs, who have three shortstops — Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Addison Russell — and need pitching, of which the Mets have plenty.

As ESPN’s Buster Olney notes, the Mets also could look to Chicago’s South Side for shortstop help and try to acquire Alexei Ramirez.

— Cash Kruth

1 Comment

A team can never have enough pitching.

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