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"Unless we do speed dating, I think that's safe to say [that any deal will wait until winter]," one person involved in the limited talks said.
Heyman reports that talks between the two clubs were never serious, but the Rockies believe the Mets are a good match for a trade, because the team has an "impressive list" of pitching prospects.
The report also says that the Mets' target will likely just be Gonzalez because Tulowitzki "wants to be a Yankee," according to one of Heyman's Mets sources.
The shortstop is currently on the disabled list with a hip flexor strain, and had a "dry needling" procedure done Monday to help speed the recovery process.
Tulowitzki has five years and $104 million left on his contract.
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On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated MLB writer Jay Jaffe discusses Troy Tulowitzki's appearance at the Yankees game and which New York team could acquire him in a trade.
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