Mets: Syndergaard shockingly defends Bauer and criticizes MLB’s ‘stupid’ unwritten rules

New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard

New York Mets’ starter Noah Syndergaard is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, and is an option to rejoin the tea before the All-Star break. He would be a welcomed addition to a rotation that is already missing Carlos Carrasco and Jacob deGrom.

While he is not with the major league team, Syndergaard has been active in social media, being the center of a spat with fellow pitcher Trevor Bauer a few weeks ago on Twitter. He has also given interviews to a few media sectors, and spoke with GQ about the Bauer-Tatis issue that occurred recently, when the latter made fun of the former after hitting two home runs off the flamboyant pitcher.

This time, the Mets’ pitcher sided with Bauer to criticize the old school thinking that the latter should have been taking matters into his own hands and hit Tatis with a pitch after his “spicy” home run celebrations, clearly targeted at Bauer.

Basically, Syndergaard, who will be a free agent after the season if the Mets fail to sign him to a long-term contract, approved trash talking and condemned the “unwritten rules” that punish players for celebrating too effusively.

The Mets’ Syndergaard approves trash talking

Per NJ Advance Media, Syndergaard clarified that despite the heated Twitter exchange with Bauer, he doesn’t have a ‘beef’ with him (”I wouldn’t put too much effort into that”). Instead, Thor thinks the Bauer-Tatis exchange is what baseball needs.

“I think baseball has gotten soft, too. I think there should be some more s**t-talking. …. I think that’s awesome. I agree with Bauer, that does not warrant somebody to get thrown at.”

“I think they’re pretty stupid, to be honest. Anything unwritten sounds pretty stupid. I think it’s very old school, and I think there needs to be a new school approach.”

The Mets know they have quite the intense on-the-mound competitor in Syndergaard, and they hope to have him back soon.

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