The New York Mets are at a crossroads and they are at least thinking about trading Jacob deGrom, but they are not going to give him away.
The New York Mets’ ace Jacob deGrom is a huge trade chip that should return a big haul. If the Mets decide that they are going to part ways with deGrom, they’re going to be asking for a king’s ransom.
Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal:
“A team interested in deGrom would need to part with a “boatload” of talent, one source said. The Mets would be more open on right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who has not pitched since May 25 due to a strained ligament in his right finger. Syndergaard is under control through 2021, one year longer than deGrom. But as with deGrom, the Mets would not move Syndergaard unless they received an offer they deemed appropriate (which of course, describes every team’s approach to every trade).”
Clearly, the Mets are keeping all options open in regards to deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, but it’s going to take a lot to pry the dominant starters from Queens. Both starters can bring the type of return that would reinvigorate the farm system.
Both deGrom and Syndergaard are under control through 2020 and 2021 respectively, meaning the Mets aren’t going to rush to get them out the door. The talk around town is whether or not the Mets would go for a trade with the New York Yankees’ rookie sensation, Gleyber Torres.
It’s pretty clear that the Yankees aren’t willing to part with Torres, but it’s also clear that the Mets will need a big-time prospect to coax them into parting ways with one of their superstar arms.
Just a few years ago people were talking about how this Mets rotation was poised to win multiple World Series. Now we’re discussing the possible trade value of the two best pitchers the Mets have had in quite some time.
The fall from grace for this team has been difficult to watch and it could culminate with them parting ways with one of their crown jewels.