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#pounditTuesday, October 19, 2021

Report: Mets unlikely to trade Noah Syndergaard

The New York Mets are in all likelihood going to being sellers at the trade deadline after they lost three out of four games in their series against the San Francisco Giants, but that does not mean they will be holding a fire sale.

Jon Heyman of Fancred said Tuesday that the Mets are “committed sellers,” but they do not believe a total rebuild is an option. That means a Noah Syndergaard trade is almost certainly off the table.

Syndergaard is having a bit of a down year with a 7-4 record and 4.36 ERA, but the 26-year-old is under team control through 2021. The Mets could get a massive haul by trading him, but it would also spark outrage among their fans just months after new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen insisted he is committed to trying to win now.

Zach Wheeler looked like the most likely trade candidate for the Mets before he went on the injured list with shoulder fatigue, and they are hoping he can prove he is healthy by making a start before July 31. Teams have been sending scouts to watch Syndergaard, but it sounds like they are going to be turned away if they try to acquire the right-hander.

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