Report: Odds of Tulo-Mets deal at ‘5 percent’

The Mets have been exploring their options at shortstop all winter, and there are few who play the position better than Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

While there have long been rumors that the Rockies would consider shopping Tulo, and that the Mets and Rockies have been in conversation this offseason, ESPN.com‘s Adam Rubin handicaps the odds of Tulo ending up in the Big Apple at “5 percent at best.”

CBSSports.com‘s Jon Heyman also wrote Friday that the teams have been “quietly discussing” such a deal for weeks, but that it wasn’t known if there was any chance the deal would go down.

Tulowitzki, a four-time All-Star at 30, is set to make $20 million this season. He is under contract through 2020 and has a $15 million team option/$4 million buyout for the 2021 season.

— Joey Nowak

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