The New York Mets and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen don’t plan on trading right-hander Noah Syndergaard prior to the 2020 campaign.
He was in his second year of arbitration, as there was a possibility the Mets could’ve traded him for futuristic assets. Not to mention, Syndergaard’s struggles in 2019 were definitely existent. He finished with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.234 WHIP through 32 starts.
However, the July 31 deadline came and went, with Thor remaining in Queens. So will the Mets now deal him prior to the 2020 campaign? Turns out that won’t be the case either, per general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
“We have made it very clear that we’re not going to engage on Noah,” Van Wagenen said, per Anthony DiComo of mlb.com. “We have received inquiries, but we have been proactive in letting people know that what I said publicly back earlier this summer, and again in October, that he’s going to be with us going forward.”
Syndergaard will thus return to a rotation that includes two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, and possibly Zack Wheeler. The latter rejected the Mets’ qualifying offer last week but could still sign a long-term extension with New York.
Thor will also be looking to rebound from a below-average campaign when you consider the combined ERA of this rotation. The Mets starters finished seventh in the majors this past season with a combined 3.84 ERA.