Mets intent on trading Noah Syndergaard, per report

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The New York Mets might be able to find a way to shake up MLB during what has been a lost season for the struggling team.

We’ve read reports that ace starter Noah Syndergaard could be on the trade block. But that has mostly been innuendo.

With less than a week remaining until the trade deadline, that’s no longer the case. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival executives believe that the Mets are intent on trading the 26-year-old pitcher and are “well beyond listening.”

This could really shake up the foundation of MLB as we head down the stretch run.

Under team control for the next two seasons, Syndergaard wouldn’t be a mere rental. And despite some struggles this season, he is a top of the rotation arm.

Pretty much every single contending team would have interest in a player of Syndergaard’s ilk. In fact, we floated the possibility of an under-the-radar squad potentially making a play for him.

Syndergaard is pitching to a 7-5 record with a 4.33 ERA and 1.26 WHIP this season. A change of scenery would likely only help him improve on those numbers.

Stay tuned.