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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mets have discussed trading Noah Syndergaard to Yankees

There’s a new general manager in Flushing, and that new GM is willing to consider dealing with the New York Yankees.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that the New York Mets have discussed trading Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees as part of a 3-way deal involving Marlins catcher JT Realmuto. Multiple other reporters confirmed the possibility of the trade.

There seems to be a dual purpose to leaking this news: new GM Brodie Van Wagenen is making it clear to those in New York that they better be prepared for the possibility of a trade with the rival Yankees. Second, he seems to be making it clear that the team is open to trading Syndergaard. However, if the Mets are to trade Syndergaard, they reportedly would need a big haul.

Syndergaard was Van Wagenen’s client when he was an agent before taking the Mets GM job. The former All-Star is under team control for three more seasons, which makes him an extremely desirable trade target. The Mets are making moves aimed at contending next season, so trading away their best pitcher does not seem to make much sense.

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