If the New York Mets decide to go into full sell mode they will have to heavily sought after pieces in starters Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in a market that will be starving for quality pitching.
The Mets are more inclined to trade Syndergaard than deGrom according to recent reports and Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball was told by a Mets person that, “I can’t see how we’d do it without Gleyber Torres,” in reference to trading deGrom to the Yankees.
Last week, Heyman also reported that the Yankees are not going to trade the 21-year-old Torres.
Rightfully so, the Mets will be looking for “something pretty good and someone pretty close,” according to the same Mets person when asked if Mets would prefer a young impact star or four good prospects.
DeGrom, 30, is 5-2 this year with a major league leading 1.51 ERA, 1.97 FIP, 0.99 WHIP and major league best 0.4 HR/9. He has struck out 120 batters compared to only 24 walks in 95.1 innings this season.
The younger Syndergaard is 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA, 2.53 FIP and 1.18 WHIP in 64.2 innings this year and is currently on the disabled list with a sprained ligament in his right index finger.
DeGrom is controllable through the 2020 while Syndergaard won’t be a free agent until after the 2021 season.