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Mets’ asking price for Noah Syndergaard continues to thwart trade

Jesse Reed
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, it was reported that the New York Mets were asking for “a few arms and a leg” in any trade discussions for pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

Since then, it’s been revealed that the Mets are asking for MLB-level players, rather than prospects, in any trade talks revolving around Syndergaard.

That continues to be the case, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network, who notes an MLB executive expressed doubt Wednesday morning that Syndergaard will in fact be traded ahead of the deadline.

One team has been mentioned as being particularly well positioned to land Syndergaard in a trade, but the logic there revolved around a strong farm system and top prospect MacKenzie Gore.

New York has done some interesting work this past week to trade for Marcus Stroman and rid themselves of Jason Vargas. The move everyone seems to expect them to make at this point is trading Zack Wheeler, rather than Syndergaard.

Though, at this point anything is possible with the trade deadline looming.