All week long, there have been rumors leaking out from the Winter Meetings about the New York Mets potentially trading Noah Syndergaard to the New York Yankees in a 3-team deal that would award them JT Realmuto from the Miami Marlins.
It would be an interesting move for the Mets who historically refuse to trade with the Yankees. It’s kind of a little loophole that allows them to get the catcher they’ve desperately needed since Mike Piazza left and they get trick fans into thinking they didn’t give Thor to the Yankees. In a way, the Marlins did. *taps temple*
But Noah Syndergaard is only 26-years old and is under contract until 2022. Something fishy is going on here. The Mets traded for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz a week ago. They aren’t tanking. They aren’t trading parts away. They are trying to win now.
So why are the New York Mets trying to trade Noah Syndergaard?
The new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen was Noah’s agent, um, like 3 months ago. He clearly knows Syndergaard better than any other front office.
What does he know about Syndergaard that no one else does?
Fun fact: Noah Syndergaard has never thrown more than 200 innings in a season. He’s only thrown 180 innings in the last two seasons COMBINED. Noah throws a bajillion miles per hour and every time he throws a fastball it looks like he’s going to tear every single ligament in his arm.
But it wouldn’t shock me at all if Syndergaard was the next Mark Prior.
Or it’s very like that the Mets are just Metsing. This is what they do. This team annually makes awful personnel decisions. They hit ONE home run trading RA Dickey after his 2012 CY Young season before he fell off a cliff in Toronto and sucked.
Ironically, they got back Noah Syndergaard in that deal and maybe they think they’re about to make the same smart decision.
I don’t know what’s going on over there in Queens but I don’t trust it. Whoever trades for Syndergaard is getting a Trojan Horse. He is human malware. Don’t let the Mets rob you.
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