While they are definitely willing to move the Noah Syndergaard—they are said to be unwilling to do so unless the return package includes at least one major league-caliber player.
But it may be at least two.
At least according to a report out of Fancred saying the San Diego Padres reportedly offered just one but the Mets wanted more.
And MLB.com confirms just that reporting the Mets are asking for major-league or major-league ready pieces for Syndergaard, even from clubs with top farm systems.
The Mets entered Tuesday six games back in the NL Wild Card hunt, but they probably feel like a starting rotation led by Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and the newly-acquired Marcus Stroman will allow them to make a late playoff push. That’s why they aren’t interested in unloading Syndergaard if they’re only getting prospects back.
Of course, they will have to push through Nationals Cubs, Phillies, Cardinals Brewers, Giants, and Diamondbacks to get to the post season.
Which is why the real move may be to trade away Syndergaard—and possible even flip Stroman—and gear up for 2020.
Source: Larry Brown Sports
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