Rumors around the MLB claim that the San Diego Padres offered the New York Mets four players for righty Noah Syndergaard.
The trade deadline is almost here, as it arrives at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The New York Mets could still deal players in order to get a good return of possible prospects as well as bullpen help, but any trade won’t include right-hander Noah Syndergaard.
Syndergaard was taken off the trade market Tuesday night. Despite this, however, sources close to Andy Martino of SNY claim the San Diego Padres offered four players to the Mets for Thor.
Sources: Padres offered 4 players for Syndergaard including major league pieces, but it wasn’t enough.
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) July 31, 2019
The Padres were one of the main teams linked to trade talks involving Syndergaard. Other teams included the New York Yankees (who the Mets would be reluctant to trade with) along with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves would also be a ballclub the Mets wouldn’t want to do much business with.
The Mets, of course, had a huge asking price for Thor. Which they should, being the type of weapon Syndergaard is on the mound. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was the initial one to report the news that he wouldn’t be traded.
Told Noah Syndergaard was pulled off the trade market last night. He is staying with the #Mets
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2019
Syndergaard is posting a record of 7-5 with an ERA of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.239 this year. He’s struck out 137 batters and walked 37 through 21 starts (134.0 innings pitched).
In his latest start (and what could’ve been his last with the Mets) on Tuesday, Thor allowed five hits and zero earned runs through 7.1 innings. He additionally struck out 11 batters and only walked one. The Mets ultimately defeated the White Sox in Chicago by a final score of 5-2 in 11 innings.