After over a year of trade rumors, the New York Mets are telling teams that Noah Syndergaard is not for sale.
Since Brodie Van Wagenen was hired as the Mets GM Noah Syndergaard has been in the rumor mill. His name was all over trade rumors last offseason with the Yankees, Marlins, and Padres just some of the teams involved.
Despite nothing coming to fruition in the offseason the rumors didn’t stop. Syndergaard’s name came up constantly in rumors during the season, and thy only got louder as the trade deadline neared. The Padres were a team that came up again, the Brewers had interest, but the most aggressive team according to reports was the Astros.
Still, nothing came of it and Syndergaard remained a Met. That didn’t stop the rumor mill from churning though. Andy Martino of SNY reported shortly after the deadline passed that while Syndergaard wasn’t traded now he would be traded sometime in the near future.
He felt very confident in that report, as he didn’t believe the Mets had any intention of keeping the mercurial pitcher. Well, Brodie Van Wagenen has put all those rumors to bed. Not only did he publicly announce the team wouldn’t trade Syndergaard at the end of the season, he’s now told reports he’s telling teams the same thing.
Brodie Van Wagenen said teams have reached out asking about Noah Syndergaard. He has rebuffed them, repeating privately what he has already stated publicly: Syndergaard is no longer for sale.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 14, 2019
There’s one big reason that Syndergaard is going to be a Met in 2020, and that’s that the Mets plan to compete in 2020. They think they’re close the putting a World Series roster together, and who can blame them.
Even without Zack Wheeler who is now a free agent the Mets still have one of the best rotations in baseball, headlined by a back-to-back Cy Young award winner. Their offense is filled with young cost-controlled players, including the reigning MLB home run champion and Rookie of the Year. There is a lot of reason to be optimistic for the future.
This should hopefully put Noah Syndergaard at ease. Syndergaard has his worst season as a pro this past year with all the rumors swirling. Hopefully, now that Syndergaard knows he’s not going anywhere he can find that form that helped him garner Cy Young and MVP votes in 2016.