New general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and the New York Mets are reportedly looking for an elite position player for Noah Syndergaard.
Is it actually possible that the long flowing locks of Noah Syndergaard commences 2019 baseball play in a city not named New York? If you believe recent reports, it is, indeed, possible.
According to various sources, new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is shopping the New York Mets fan favorite. Whether or not it’s simply done to throw out feelers is a matter of opinion.
Either way, word has come down on what the club is looking for in return for the burly right-hander.
According to Matthew Cerrone of SNY, the Mets are willing to part with the man they call Thor for a comparable, elite position player who could help the team win in 2019.
Based on the current roster, this would most likely mean a third baseman, catcher or center fielder would act as the target.
Syndergaard, 26, remains one of the most talented pitchers in the game. In 2018, he finished 13-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while striking out 155 batters in 154.1 innings. Though his strikeout rate was down a bit, everything else was ramped up.
The transformation from hard thrower to professional pitcher seemed to unfold before our very eyes. That was the case when he was on the mound pitching.
For much of Thor’s career, injuries have played a major part. His high of 183.2 innings in 2016 (his All-Star season) has yet to be matched. And in this new-aged world of pitchers and injuries defined as one in the same, anything is possible in terms of player movement.
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