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Mets trade rumors: Mets asked Rockies about Tulowitzki

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The Rockies seem unlikely to trade their shortstop, Ken Rosenthal reports.

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The Mets have at least talked to Colorado about Troy Tulowitkzi, Fox's Ken Rosenthal reports, but the Rockies seem unlikely to trade their star shortstop.

"A push for Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left the Mets under the impression that Colorado does not want to trade him," Rosenthal wrote.

Despite a slow beginning to the season, Tulowitzki has rebounded and is putting up his typical numbers, hitting .309/.357/.484 in 342 plate appearances; for comparison, Wilmer Flores is hitting .249/.282.380 and Ruben Tejada is hitting .255/.328/.350.

Even after yesterday's trade for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, general manager Sandy Alderson has said the Mets are still considering other players, even "what I would consider big moves," he told reporters today. But Tulowitzki, who is still owed almost $100 million through 2020, would be an enormous move, one that the Mets have long steered clear of, for financial reasons or the necessary prospects such a trade would require.