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Troy Tulowitzki's name is so long that it might not even fit into the slide title. But all jokes aside, this is a potential blockbuster the Mets may be able to afford to do.
Flores is a young infielder who has a lot of promise but has not exactly reached his full potential just yet. Rafael Montero and Kevin Plawecki are both highly regarded prospects, and MLB.com ranks them second and sixth for the Mets, respectively.
The only reason they could be movable is because the Mets have a lot of depth among pitchers and have a young starting catcher in Travis d'Arnaud, who could end up blocking Plawecki by the time he is major league ready.
Tulowitzki has been one of baseball's elite shortstops for years. The Rockies' struggles this season could lead the team to at least consider moving him and/or star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez either right now or in the offseason. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets reached out to the Rockies recently to state their interest in both players if they officially become available through trade.
Tulowitzki is just the kind of player the Mets need at shortstop. He hits for average, hits for power and plays amazing defense. Unfortunately, Tulowitzki is currently on the disabled list, which could complicate any real trade possibilities. Nonetheless, this is a huge move the Mets should at least consider. They could find a way to land Tulowitzki without giving up their most valuable players and prospects.