Mets will not trade Noah Syndergaard this offseason
Although there have been questions as to whether or not the New York Mets would still consider trading marquee starter Noah Syndergaard, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made it clear at the GM meetings that Syndergaard is not going anywhere, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com:
Van Wagenen said it at the outset of the offseason, declaring — unprompted — that Noah Syndergaard will be a Met in 2020. He said it again on Thursday, noting he’s rebuffed teams that have come calling about the right-hander.
“We have made it very clear that we’re not going to engage on Noah,” Van Wagenen said. “We have received inquiries, but we have been proactive in letting people know that what I said publicly back earlier this summer, and again in October, that he’s going to be with us going forward.”
The Mets seemed down and out at the All-Star break. Van Wagenen’s marquee additions — Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz — had struggled mightily, and rumors began to swirl about Syndergaard’s availability.
However, the Mets went 46-26 after the break, keeping Syndergaard and stirring up the market by orchestrating a trade for Marcus Stroman. Now that they seem to be realizing their potential as contenders in the National League East, the Mets will retain the key members of their core.
Syndergaard possesses arguably the most dynamic stuff of any other starter in the NL, but he has struggled to find consistent results amidst a slew of injuries and general frustrations.
Nevertheless, the Mets trust that Syndergaard can be a strong No. 2 starter behind ace Jacob deGrom. Syndergaard still has two years of team control before he can become a free agent.