Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies are expected to meet at the GM Meetings and discuss parameters of a potential trade involving shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Sources with knowledge of the situation told Yahoo that the two teams have already had informal talks about a deal for Tulo.
The Cardinals have also asked the Rangers about the possibility of trading for Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar, writes Passan.
St. Louis has made shortstop a top offseason priority much like the Mets, but the two teams are on opposite sides of the spectrum as the Cards are looking at top-shelf options while the Mets are sticking to middle-tier choices.
Last week, Rockies ownership said they had no intentions of trading their team’s best player, but Passan says that privately Colorado continues to the weigh advantages of freeing itself from the final seven years and $134 million remaining on Tulo’s contract.
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