New York Mets: Is It Time to Trade Noah Syndergaard?

The New York Mets (79-73) are some way somehow in the playoff hunt with 10 games remaining in the regular season. They are currently three games back of the Milwaukee Brewers (82-70) and the Chicago Cubs (82-70) for the second wild-card spot in the National League.

Entering Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies (78-72) are also three games back of the second wild-card spot in the National League. New York won a huge game against the Colorado Rockies on the road on Wednesday afternoon. They won by scoring four runs in the ninth inning in a 7-4 win over Colorado.

Noah Syndergaard pitched on Wednesday for the Mets. The opposing lineup rocked him once again. Syndergaard pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 10 hits and four runs. He also walked two batters and struck out six.

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Noah Syndergaard was pitching to Rene Rivera. One of the reasons this happened was because there has been turmoil within the clubhouse that he does not want Wilson Ramos as his catcher because supposedly Syndergaard pitches worse with him.

Well, he did not pitch much better on Wednesday and maybe he needs to look himself in a mirror. Noah Syndergaard will have two more starts this season. What is going to happen if he looks bad? Thus this is one of the reasons why the Mets are on the outside looking in

Will they trade him in the offseason? There were rumors near the trade deadline that many teams were in contact with Mets about Syndergaard trade. However, the Mets did not trade him. This was because General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen thought he would be a big part of this team moving forward.

Van Wagenen might need to reevaluate that in the offseason. So far this season, Noah Syndergaard’s record is 10-8 with a 4.22 ERA. In 185.2 innings pitched, he has given up 178 hits and 94 runs. Syndergaard has walked 48 batters and has struck out 186.

The reason why that he is probably getting all of this heat is because of how good Jacob deGrom is and Mets fans are expecting Syndergaard to be just like deGrom. Noah Syndergaard is talented enough to be a Cy Young caliber pitcher like him, but it hasn’t turned out that way for some reason.

Jacob deGrom’s record so far this season is 9-8 with a 2.61 ERA. In 190 innings pitched, he has given up 149 hits and 59 runs. Jacob deGrom has walked 43 batters and has struck out 239.

If the New York Mets somehow made the playoffs, it would be interesting to see who would pitch the National League Wild Card Game. That is if they don’t get into potential tiebreakers.

New York plays 10 more games this season. Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, and Marcus Stroman will be the projected starters for the series on the road against the Cincinnati Reds.

Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, and Zack Wheeler will be the projected starters for the series at home against the Miami Marlins.

The final weekend of the season is at home against the Atlanta Braves. Marcus Stroman should start on Friday night. Steven Matz should start on Saturday. Noah Syndergaard would be the pitcher for the season finale on Sunday afternoon. All of those games on the final day of the regular season will start at 3:05.

If the Mets have a chance to tie or clinch on that day and if they lose and get knocked out, a ton of fans will basically want him launched into the sun.

Now if he gets the job done, New York fans will applaud him and make things interesting. If the New York Mets have to play a tiebreaker game on the next Monday, it would be lined up perfectly for them with Jacob deGrom on the mound.

If they were to win that game, they would most likely go with Zack Wheeler over Marcus Stroman. Therefore, it would be an interesting discussion within the Mets room.

A couple of teams that Noah Syndergaard could be traded if they miss the playoffs or if they want to move from him this offseason anyways would be teams like the San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees, the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals, or the Milwaukee Brewers.

All of those teams will be very good next season. The Boston Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Houston Astros could also be an outside shot as well to acquire him.

It would not be a surprise to see Noah Syndergaard either in the bullpen or become a Cy Young Award winner with another team. This could be a developing phenomenon in the offseason. A lot of people also seem to think that he is bigger than the team. That is something that the New York Mets do not need moving forward.

What do you think the New York Mets should do with Noah Syndergaard? Leave a comment below.

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