The New York Mets and Yankees are reported to be ‘highly skeptical’ of an eventual deal involving Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard.
As the July 31 MLB trade deadline approaches, The New York Yankees and Mets are both involved in a trade possibility. The Yankees could send over prospective pitcher Deivi Garcia, along with numerous other prospects, for Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard.
However, per Andy Martino of SNY, both teams aren’t exactly sure that trade will ever get done before the deadline.
Martino writes, “according to major league sources, the teams haven’t had much traction yet in trade talks, and both sides are highly skeptical that a deal will happen.
“Syndergaard is likely to remain with the Mets at least until the offseason. If the team changes course and does move him before next Wednesday, they’ll have many options. One source said that, despite the Mets’ stated intentions, Syndergaard is being scouted ‘heavily’ this month.”
Martino also reports that the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and Milwaukee Brewers have also garnered interest for Syndergaard.
The veteran starting pitcher is 7-4 this season with an ERA of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.228. He’s also struck out 118 and walked 31 in 19 starts (119.2 innings pitched).
If the Mets traded Syndergaard, he wouldn’t be a rental, as he’s under arbitration through the 2021 season.
However, Zack Wheeler, another Mets righty who could be traded by the end of this month, would be a rental, most likely. Wheeler’s current contract expires at the end of this season. However, Wheeler is just coming off the 10-day injured list with shoulder fatigue. The IL placement could end up decreasing his trade value.
Nonetheless, it would be tough for the Mets and Yankees to get any deal done with one another being that the crosstown animosity is present.