Report: Syndergaard to remain with the Mets in 2020
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the New York Mets are not expected to move pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the off-season. Thor, as he is commonly known, was subject to trade rumors before the trade deadline in July.
Martino said Syndergaard ‘is unlikely to be the subject of trade rumors this off-season.’ When the Mets attempted to find a team to trade for him, there were not suitable offers.
While Syndergaard appears to be in the books for 2020, the team has not reached an agreement with starter Zach Wheeler. By locking up Wheeler — if they can reach an agreement — it’ll give the Mets two pitchers in the starting rotation. Jacob deGrom is the ace of the rotation so that gives the team three players in the front end of the rotation, who can give them quality innings.
The 27-year-old Mansfield, Texas native was a first-round draft pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He was acquired by the Mets in a December 17, 2012 trade, as Wullmer Becerra, John Buck, and Travis d’Arnaud, along with Syndergaard acquired in exchange for R.A. Dickey, Mike Nickeas, and Josh Thole.
Thor has spent the first five seasons of his career with the Mets. He made his debut in 2015 and has been with the team ever since.
Syndergaard went 10-8 during the 2019 season with 32 appearances, including 32 starts. He also had one complete game and one shutout in 197 ⅔ innings.
He had a 4.28 ERA with 101 runs allowed, including 94 earned runs, and 24 home runs on 194 hits. He also had 202 strikeouts and 50 walks.