New York Mets are not waiting for July 31st trade deadline; they are already dealing RHP Noah Syndergaard.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post received information from an executive who had communicated with Mets that they are trading Syndergaard. However, Sherman confirmed that by Friday, no deal was ready.
Another source told Sherman that Met GM is working to getting the 26 years old pitchers the best deal. Syndergaard has been the top pitcher in MLB since 2015. However, his game has dramatically dropped.
Sherman also said that Mets are also in search of a starter who could smoothly go into the rotation. The team hopes to get a lot of proposals.
“If they get what they want I think they will do this,” a team interested in acquiring Syndergaard told Sherman. “One thing they are doing is not rebuilding with or without Syndergaard. They only do this if they think it is a way to be more competitive next year by getting more depth or more prospect collateral. This would not be a fair prospect trade.”
Houston Astros are reportedly been pursuing Syndergaard. However, Mets believe the only team with good farm system can acquire him.