Report: Rockies unlikely to trade Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez to Mets

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Though the New York Mets had inquired about trading for Rockies players Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez prior to the non-waiver trading deadline, Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports if a deal happens, it likely won't occur until after the season.

According to Heyman, there likely isn't enough time for the trade to take place before Thursday at  4 p.m. ET.

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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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