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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mets manager seems to be unsympathetic to Noah Syndergaard’s frustrations

New York Mets star Noah Syndergaard does not appear to be getting much sympathy from Mickey Callaway.

Speaking Monday with Steve Gelb of SportsNet New York, the Mets manager was asked about Syndergaard’s reported frustration with the team’s catchers.

“Noah understands that I’m gonna make the lineup out,” said Callaway. “And he’s gonna out there and compete for the team. He understands that we’re trying to do something special here and compete for the playoffs and that everything else is separated from that.

“We’re gonna continue to put the best players on the field at all times, and every one of our players there is gonna compete to the best of their ability and only worry about the team,” Callaway went on. “That’s all you can do, and I think Noah does a great job of that.”

The ex-All-Star Syndergaard reportedly confronted management this weekend because he was livid about the team’s catching situation, particularly the fact that he was continuing to be paired with Wilson Ramos.

The 72-70 Mets are four games out of a Wild Card spot with 20 left to play, so Callaway understands that this is a distraction they don’t need right now.

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