The Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly monitoring New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard ahead of the deadline.
The July 31 trade deadline is approaching, and the New York Mets are rumored to have a few names they could deal. Of those names, right-hander Noah Syndergaard will probably fetch the best return.
The Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers reportedly are monitoring Syndergaard, in addition to Zack Wheeler, according to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com.
“The Brewers are among the teams monitoring Syndergaard and fellow starter Zack Wheeler, sources said,” Morosi writes. “The Mets, with the National League’s second-worst record, are viewed by the industry as a clear seller in advance of the July 31 Trade Deadline.”
“Some within the Astros organization are intrigued by the possibility of acquiring Syndergaard, a hard-throwing Texan who could replace Gerrit Cole in future rotations if Cole leaves as a free agent this winter. Syndergaard is earning $6 million this season and is due to receive a raise in 2020, the first year he’ll be eligible for arbitration.”
Syndergaard has posted a record of 6-4 through 17 starts this year. He currently has an ERA of 4.68.
Wheeler has a record of 6-6 with a 4.69 ERA through 19 starts this season. He will become a free agent at the end of the season, and thus, will only end up being a rental.
The Mets aren’t in a great spot as they return to play after the All-Star Break on Friday. They’re staring at a record of 40-50, sitting at 13.5 games out of first place in the NL East. It’ll take a miracle, to say the least, for them to get back on their feet and make a push for the postseason.