New York Mets righty Noah Syndergaard is likely to be traded now that the Marcus Stroman deal is done, per a report.
On Sunday, the New York Mets made their first big move prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen pulled the trigger and sent prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson to the Toronto Blue Jays. In return, New York received All-Star right-hander Marcus Stroman.
Stroman thus far in 2019 is 6-11 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.227 WHIP. He’s started 21 games this year for a total of 124.2 innings pitched.
Now that Stroman is officially a Met, New York is now likely to deal right-hander Noah Syndergaard before the deadline, per Bob Klapisch of the New York Times.
Told trading Syndergaard will be #Mets next move, not Wheeler. Makes sense.
— Bob Klapisch (@BobKlap) July 28, 2019
Syndergaard has previously been linked to trade talks involving the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and San Diego Padres. The one team from that list that stands out as the favorite to land Thor is the latter. The Mets would most likely be reluctant to send one of their top pitchers to either the crosstown rival-Yanks or the division rival-Braves.
In 2019, Thor is posting a record of 7-5 with a 4.33 ERA and 1.263 WHIP. He’s started 20 games on the year, totaling 126.2 innings pitched.
As of late, the Mets have reportedly considered signing right-hander Zack Wheeler to an extension, as his current contract expires at the end of this season.
Wheeler is carrying an ERA of 4.71 through 20 starts this season, posting a record of 7-6 at the moment.
The trade deadline will be at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.