WEDNESDAY, 10:25 am: According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post ( Twitter Links ). While the club still talks about Wheeler – the Mets "have a price" that needs to be paid to move him – they now seem to be almost closed to a deal with Thor.
Mets roller coaster ride has continued unabated. While the club has a legitimate attempt to sneak into a Wild Card slot, it still has to overtake a few other teams to get there. After weeks of rumors about Syndergaard and Wheeler ̵
TUESDAY, 11:42 pm: Right-handed Marcus Stroman and Trevor Bauer have already begun operations before the close on Wednesday. Righty Noah Syndergaard The most popular player in the rumor mill in recent days, could join them. But Syndergaard expects that he will remain a Met after the deadline, as he announced Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and other reporters on Tuesday.
said Syndergaard, who, according to DiComo, had contact with the Mets Front Office.
The Mets launched Syndergaard against the White Sox Tuesday, which they probably would not have done if they did, approaching a trade. Syndergaard went on to perform one of his best performances of the season, throwing 7 1/3 innings of the one-run (undeserved) ball with five allowed hits and 11 strikeouts against a stride. The 26-year-old now has a 4.10 ERA / 3.48 FIP at 9.2 K / 9, 2.49 BB / 9 and a groundball rate of 48.8 percent in 134 innings.
The production of Syndergaard for 2019 was not as high as we expect from him since he debuted in 2015. However, that does not mean that it is inconspicuous, since it is in no way inferior to the figures that Stroman and Bauer have set this year. Stroman, a former Blue Jay who now works with Syndergaard, ended the weekend with two good prospects for a trade. Bauer gave the Indians on Tuesday a backlash in a business in which also the Reds (his new team) and the Padres took part. After all, Syndergaard is younger than Bauer, several million dollars cheaper, one year longer in control, and has a superior track record. The undoubtedly exorbitant price that New York demands for Syndergaard could be too high for the rest of the league.
The Padres seem to be out of the race. Talks between the Mets and Padres "rest completely", tweeted Bob Nightengale of USA Today . Franmil Reyes was reportedly one of the players who wanted to exchange the Padres for Syndergaard, but the brothers sent him on Tuesday in blockbuster to the Indians another high-profile starter in colleague righty zack wheeler , The 29-year-old, still pending free agent may be the closest trade candidate for baseball, which is just before the deadline.