The New York Mets would reportedly be asking for a lot if they were to deal righty Noah Syndergaard before the trade deadline.
Although it seems unlikely they’d ship Syndergaard to another organization at this time, the trade possibility involving the starting pitcher isn’t completely out the window.
Jeff Passan of ESPN predicts Syndergaard won’t be traded before the conclusion of this month. According to Passan, an unnamed general manager told him it would take “a few arms and a leg” for the Mets to give up the former All-Star.
Syndergaard wouldn’t be a rental if he was dealt. He’s under arbitration through the 2021 season. Currently, Syndergaard is 7-4 with a 4.55 ERA through 18 starts this year. They’re not the greatest numbers, but you need to understand the big picture. His size, speed, and movement are what become very valuable aspects when it comes to trade talks.
There’s no sugarcoating it, it’ll take a big haul for the Mets to give that up.
Another name that has come up in trade talks is right-hander Zack Wheeler. The veteran pitcher would, however, become a rental. He will become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
The possibility of dealing Wheeler isn’t completely shut down, but his value has decreased as of late. He recently found himself on the 10-day injured list, nursing a fatigue issue in his shoulder. There’s no structural damage to the shoulder, therefore it isn’t stopping teams from checking in on him.