Scouts from MLB teams reportedly attended the New York Mets’ game against the Padres on Wednesday to evaluate Noah Syndergaard.
Ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard‘s name has come up in trade talks. He’s been linked to teams such as the New York Yankees along with the San Diego Padres.
And according to Anthony McCarron of SNY, scouts were in attendance for the Mets’ Wednesday night game against the Padres at Citi Field to evaluate Syndergaard.
As far as an eventual trade happening for the veteran pitcher, one of the scouts said ”I would be surprised, unless someone knocked their socks off,” per McCarron.
Buster Olney of ESPN reported Wednesday that the Mets were “seriously listening” to offers for Syndergaard.
About the Mets: If they trade Syndergaard — and they are seriously listening — then they should move Diaz as well, and try to do the sort of re-set and focus on young players that would've made sense last winter.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 24, 2019
Thus far in 2019, Syndergaard is 7-5 with an ERA of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.263 through 20 starts (126.2 innings pitched). He’s under team control through the 2021 season.
It would take a big haul for anyone to get Syndergaard in a trade. A trade possibility could be the Yankees sending prospective pitcher Deivi Garcia along with other prospects for Syndergaard.
Another Mets pitcher that’s been linked to numerous trade talks has been right-hander Zack Wheeler. His contract expires at the end of this year. Therefore, he’d most likely become a rental if he’s dealt before the deadline.
Wheeler, however, was recently placed on the 10-day injured list due to shoulder fatigue. He won’t return to the mound until this Friday. This only gives him one start before the deadline, which definitely hurts the overall value of a trade involving him.