With the 2018 season not exactly going as planned for the Mets, they are set to be trade deadline sellers. Assistant GM John Ricco has said the team is open to discussing their biggest assets, starters Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in deals.
Both Syndergaard and deGrom would be a huge addition to any contenders rotation. They would also certainly bring in a haul of solid prospects towards a Mets rebuild. Selling both starters, who are controllable and at their peak value, may be in the Mets best interest for the future.
However, earlier this week deGrom sent out a message through his agent, expressing his desire to remain a Met long-term. “Jacob has expressed interest in exploring a long-term partnership that would keep him in a Mets uniform for years to come,” CAA’s Brodie van Wagenen told reporters.
Recently at his Citi Noah Syndergaard Baseball ProCamp, Syndergaard discussed his feelings on the future with the Mets. “I’ve embraced New York City and I think New York has embraced me .. Hopefully I can remain a Met for the remainder of my career,” Syndergaard told Greg Joyce of the New York Post.
With the Mets core rotation taking major strides forward this year, Syndergaard would like to keep the unit together to take another run at contending next year.
“I think it would be huge because from the moment I was with the Mets, we’ve always preached about our pitching staff, If one of our main pieces were to go to a different team, then I’m not really sure what we’d be able to go off of,” Syndergaard said.
For now however, Syndergaard just has to stay focused on baseball. As he told reporters today, he is anxiously awaiting his Subway Series start on Friday night in which he will be making his Yankee Stadium debut.
“I just gotta be able to go out there and execute my pitches and everything will fall in place,” Syndergaard said. “It’ll be nice to go out there and really put a whupping on them.”