The struggling New York Mets will likely look to sell before the July 31 MLB trade deadline.
Though, don’t expect ace starter Noah Syndergaard to be changing teams. As has long been the case, New York wants to retain its ace long-term and has no real intention of trading him.
According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Syndergaard might be available, but the asking price for his services will likely keep the All-Star off the market.
“The price, another GM chuckled, is ‘a few arms and a leg.’ “The Mets are plenty aware of what they have in Syndergaard: a pitcher with the greatest raw stuff in the game,” Passan noted.
Syndergaard, 26, is arbitration eligible for the next two seasons. Having someone that age under team control is invaluable in today’s MLB.
Despite some struggles this season, Syndergaard is highly regarded around the baseball world. He’s pitched to a mere 7-4 record with a 4.55 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 18 starts this season.
If Syndergaard were somehow moved, it would come at an incredible cost for a contending team. The cross-city rival New York Yankees are interested in him. However, the Mets are very unlikely to deal him to the Bronx.
It’s something to pay attention to over the next two weeks.