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Mets trade rumors: Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki become Mets trade targets?

Two Colorado Rockies superstars could get traded in the near future.
Two Colorado Rockies superstars could get traded in the near future.
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Mets trade rumors suddenly include Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies. These New York Mets trade rumors indicate that the franchise would like to acquire both All-Star players in a bid to really improve their offense quickly. According to a report from CBS Sports on Wednesday (July 30), the teams have entered into discussions, but it might not be until the winter meetings that action actually gets taken. The wait likely wouldn't hurt either franchise.

The report went on to state that, "The Rockies believe the Mets are one of the teams that matches up well with them since New York has an impressive list of pitching prospects." It makes a lot of sense on paper, especially if the plan in Colorado is to pull in the sails and try to rebuild the team from the ground level. Dealing away fan favorites like Gonzalez and Tulowitzki won't be an easy sell for the public relations department, but the team has really been struggling.

In the latest 2014 MLB standings, the Rockies have the worst record in the National League at 43-63. The team is also 16 1/2 games out of first place in the NL West. Pitching has been horrible for the team, but the offense also hasn't been doing as well as the front office had hoped. This is why these New York Mets trade rumors aren't that surprising, because the Rockies need to do something to get a competitive team on the field again.

When it comes to contracts, Troy Tulowitzki is in the midst of a 10-year, $157.75 million deal. From 2015-19 he will make $20 million per season and then $14 million in 2020. Carlos Gonzalez is owed $53 million over the next three years with a lot of potential bonuses that could also come into play. Both are extremely expensive options, so the Rockies would need to deal them to a big-market team like the Mets to make it all work out. The reality of getting both might be tough, but acquiring one is very possible.