Syndergaard, 26, has made an All-Star game, appeared in five post-season games (four of which were starts), finished eighth in 2016 NL Cy Young voting, and has a career ERA under 3.00. Syndergaard will not be a free agent until after the 2021 season.
Last season, the right-hander went 13-4 with a 3.03 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 155 strikeouts in 25 starts (154 1/3 innings). Despite missing over a month with a strained right index finger, Syndergaard still managed to accumulate a 4.0 WAR on the year.
It is also of note that Syndergaard is represented by CAA’s Baseball Division, of which Mets’ General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen used to head.
Among teams interested, the San Diego Padres have been the most talked about due to their star-studded farm system, and affirmed continuous interest since the MLB Trade Deadline.
The storyline of a potential Noah Syndergaard trade will surely be a hot topic at the upcoming Winter Meetings.