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Friday, December 13, 2019

Report: Astros among teams that could explore Noah Syndergaard trade

The New York Mets are expected to be sellers at the MLB trade deadline, and there has been talk that they could part ways with Noah Syndergaard if they can get a massive haul. The Houston Astros already have one of the best starting rotations in baseball, but they may be among the teams who inquire about the right-hander.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that multiple teams have contacted the Mets about a potential Syndergaard trade, and there are some within the Astros organization who are “intrigued” by the idea of adding him. Syndergaard won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season, and All-Star Gerritt Cole is set to hit the market this winter.

The Milwaukee Brewers are another team that is monitoring Syndergaard and fellow Mets starter Zack Wheeler. The latter is set to become a free agent after the season, so New York seems likely to move him.

According to Morosi, the Mets are under a great deal of pressure to come out on the winning end of any trade after the way their Robinson Cano-Edwin Diaz deal has worked out. They would likely need at least one MLB-ready starter plus prospects to be persuaded to trade Syndergaard.

It’s worth noting that Syndergaard has indicated recently that he is unhappy with the way things are going with the Mets, so he could potentially pressure the team to deal him. He doesn’t have much leverage, but that can always complicate things.



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