Brodie Van Wagenen and the New York Mets would need to be “blown away” in order to actually trade mighty Thor, Noah Syndergaard.
With Winter Meetings comes excitement. With excitement, comes information. Exactly how accurate the information is, always remains to be seen.
In the New York Mets case, most of the Flushing faithful hope it’s extremely accurate on this particular day.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, it’s looking as though Brodie Van Wagenen and the other suits who fill the front office won’t be trading away Noah Syndergaard unless they’re completely “blown away” by the return.
The news bursts out on Day 1 of baseball’s famed Winter Meetings. The news also comes as a result of those executives who’ve spoken to the Mets about mighty Thor, chirping that New York’s asking price remains high.
Van Wagenen is also on record as stating the probability of Syndergaard remaining on the club increased after the right here, right now trade that welcomed in Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.
Syndergaard, 26, is, arguably, an MLB ace. The 2016 NL All-Star has pitched at a high level for the majority of his career. With a 2.93 ERA, 1.132 WHIP and 573 strikeouts in 517.1 innings pitched, the power-righty is a stud.
That’s when he’s actually out there on the bump.
In today’s baseball landscape, the starting pitcher has become extremely devalued due to shorter outings and absolute uncertainty involving health. Syndergaard’s started just 86 games over four seasons.
I’ve already made the case that trading the man the kids label Thor remains the Mets best avenue en route to glory. Of course, however, the return must be there and it seems as though Brodie Van Wagenen and the New York Mets agree.