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Mets Afternoon News: Tulowitzki Tulowitzki TULOWITZKI!

Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Jon Heyman kickstarted the Troy Tulowitzki rumors again, as he reported that the Mets have discussed a trade for the Rockies shortstop for weeks. Ken Davidoff thinks there's a right way and a wrong way to get him.

The Mets did make a trade yesterday, though it wasn't a big one, as they shipped Gonzalez Germen to the Yankees for a guy named cash considerations.

Bidding for Jung-Ho Kang closed and the Mets passed on the Korean shortstop.

Anybody want to buy Darryl Strawberry's deferred contract from 1985? Now you can!

Around the NL East

Martin Prado is back in the NL East, as the Yankees have sent him to the Marlins for Nate Eovaldi. Some writers think Miami may be putting together a serious contender.

Say goodbye to Justin Upton, however, as the slugger is going to the Padres.

Lucas Giolito tops the Nationals prospect list over at Baseball America.

Jimmy Rollins took out a newspaper ad to thank the city of Philadelphia and Phillies fans.

Around the Majors

Baseball is going to lobby to have Congress exempt minor leaguers from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Bud Selig will receive $6 million per year to be the "Commissioner Emeritus".

The Athletics released Nick Punto, despite having $2.75 million left on his contract.

The Padres are going trade crazy, as they dealt Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks. San Diego is also expected to host the 2016 All-Star game.

Corey Hart signed with the Pirates for $2.5 million.

The Dodgers released Brian Wilson.

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