10:35 pm: According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and Anthony Rieber of Newsday the Mets will not definitely trade with Syndergaard, though Rieber adds that the club "works hard around him to move. The Astros are "pessimistic" about their chances of acquiring Syndergaard, writes DiComo. In the meantime, "does not sound like it", as if the Mets and Twins had made progress toward a deal, Martino Tweets .
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are looking for an MLB-enabled starter who can go into rotation instead of Syndergaard, and then some additional high-end prospects , The pitcher in question does not have to be the headliner of the deal technically, but the Mets probably have a pre-arbitrator starter in mind, as well as Premier Minor Leaguers beyond that point.
This agrees with the recent reports by Andy of SNY Martino ( Twitter Links ), who suggests that the Mets consider the Padres, Braves, Dodgers, Rays and Yankees as the best on the planet View paper that fits in a deal. In particular, the Padres and Braves are rich in MLB-ready pitchers in the upper minors, and Sherman calls this pair of organizations the two that the Mets believe are best placed to work out a deal.
Sherman, in particular, calls the Astros Syndergaard's "most aggressive" follower, but in Houston, the top pitching prospects deteriorated in 2019. Forrest Whitley (shoulder fatigue) has barely pitching opportunities in 2019. Corbin Martin was operated on by Tommy John. Martino suggests that neither Astros nor Twins are considered prime trading partners – probably because other interested parties can offer better MLB weapons. It was reported this morning that the Twins and Mets have been talking about Syndergaard, with the Mets showing particular interest in Shortstop Royce Lewis and Outfielder Alex Kirilloff .
Looking at the teams of the Mets apparently believing to be fit, it's a bit of an eyebrow pull up to see the listed Yankees and Braves. The Yankees and Mets have stopped trading for more than a decade, and the frequent reports from New York depicting the contempt Mets owner Fred Wilpon has for the Yankees leave a deal of this sort to be decided unlikely to appear. In the meantime, it would be difficult for Mets fans to swap Syndergaard with a division rival, especially given that he is in control of the 2021 season. Talk to the Mets Front Office about it. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network ( Twitter link ), the "Stros" are "one of many" teams interested in Wheeler. Martino tweets that the Yankees continue to be interested in Wheeler and will watch closely tonight.