CHICAGO – Well, after this Tuesday night announcement at the Guaranteed Rate Field (worst default name ever), you know what the Scouts on-site report to their respective central commands:
Get Noah Syndergaard.
Stay away from Edwin Diaz.
The Mets should of course do the opposite with the arrival of the trading deadline on Wednesday. The Mets, who are now five winners in a row after beating another failed Diaz, with homers Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto, who scored an 11-inning 5-2 win over the White Sox Cubs for five games in the pursuit of the second wild card of the National League. Having already damaged their farm system by trading with the Blue Jays Marcus Stroman, it would be silly to repel Syndergaard and his ace-like stuff, not to mention his larger-than-life personality.
Diaz? If they get a fair offer for him, they should stop while in arrears with Brodie Van Wagenen's biggest and worst trade.
Syndergaard seemed absolutely brilliant at making 7¹ / ₃ innings and allowing an unrivaled run with five hits and one step. His fastball reached 1
"I think tonight was probably the summit feel mechanical [this season]," said Syndergaard, who lowered his ERA from 4.33 to 4.10. "Felt really good out there."
"Wow, it was electric," Mickey Callaway said, "I thought he had all the pitches in. To go that deep into the game, he did a great job, which was probably the best I did
In his post-match interview, Syndergaard admitted that he had contacted the team's front office regarding his future and felt confident that he would still be a Met 4 PM would. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday. He agreed with the premise that the Mets would not have him hit Tuesday if they were about to trade him.
Diaz did not speak to the media, but what could he say at the time? His actions are the loudest and continue to disturb.
After Seth Lugo scored a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning after a traffic jam, Diaz struck a double strike against dangerous Jose Abreu. Impressive inaccuracy: walking, streaking, wild pitch, hitting, wild pitch, victim fly. Drawing a draw, and finding no hit in the mix, and with his fifth blown Save in 28 tries, Diaz outperformed the previous year's four blown saves on 61 occasions with the Mariners.
"His arm is late," Callaway said. "The [sliders] going up and down, his arm is late. So I know that [Diaz and pitching coach Phil Regan] will gather tomorrow and see if we can find out. "
Catcher Tomas Nido said Diaz could" be a little scared and open a little fast [his front shoulder]. "
It's fair to wonder if Diaz can go against New York. If the Mets can unload it and replenish their farm system, you can imagine Seth Lugo being shut down, and maybe the Mets can find a veteran for sale who will give them another body.
Definitely, if those Mets are there If you perform a miracle by October, Syndergaard will be a huge winger and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, then Suffolk County guys Stroman and Steven Matz strong double pack. However, if they decide on a questionable path, the Mets can do so with a sense. And no active player – where did you go, Yoenis Cespedes? – does it with more flair than Syndergaard.
Diaz's flair has blown away. If he joins Zack Wheeler on time as Departees, maybe that's the best.