MLB's waiver rules are complicated enough for fans and those who cover baseball on a regular basis, but apparently they can even confuse teams sometimes.
The Phillies could eye Asdrubal Cabrera as a replacement for Jimmy Rollins.
Downs had a 4.97 ERA over 55 appearances this past season between the White Sox and Royals.
With the Phillies in the middle of a rebuilding effort, they are facing some tough (and long overdue) truths with their veteran players.
Tulowitzki would immediately take the Mets from a "maybe" contender to a "legitimate" contender, but don't get your hopes up.