New York Mets stud righty Noah Syndergaard is all-in on general manager Brodie Van Wagenen while claiming his club is the team to beat.
Here they come. More specifically, here he comes.
New York Mets stud righty Noah Syndergaard is already chirping as pitchers and catchers near that all-too-anxious Port St. Lucie report date. And yes, it’s the good type of chirping that presents itself this time of year.
Per Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Syndergaard is not only all-in on newly-minted general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, but he also feels that the Metropolitans are the team to beat heading into the 2019 big-league baseball campaign.
“Most definitely,’’ Thor proclaimed in response to the “team to beat” inquiry. “Especially just being down here early. The serotonin release I just get from being around the other guys. It’s very uplifting. I can’t wait to get the ball rolling.’’
Concerning the 44-year-old agent turned executive, the man the kids call Thor sees all.
“I was in constant communication with Brodie,’’ Syndergaard said as the late-afternoon sun glinted off his aviator sunglasses. “I think Brodie is the GM baseball has been longing for. It’s really cool seeing him in the batting cage the other day and then making the announcement that he is going to sit in The 7 Line [Army] section during the Subway Series. I was like, ‘Hell, I wish I could do that. If I’m not pitching that day, I want to join him.’
“Brodie is definitely going to give us the tools to succeed, whether it’s the new acquisitions or more personnel as far as front office or the training staff or strength and conditioning, anything you need to succeed.’’
Syndergaard, 26, remains an ace-type Major League Baseball starting pitcher. If not for Jacob deGrom‘s nastiness on the bump, he’d come into spring as the bonafide ace.
The Manfield, Texas native started 25 games last campaign, finishing with a 3.03 ERA and 1.212 WHIP to go along with 155 strikeouts in 154.1 innings pitched. Syndergaard also boasted a sparkling 13-4 mark under the record column.
Noah Syndergaard is now counting down the days until the work season beings. He, the deGrominator, and the rest of the pitchers and catchers are tasked with a report date of Feb. 13, 2019.