New York Mets showstopper: Amazins considering Syndergaard trade

Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, New York Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

Taking a new road

How can the team make this change in direction and start to improve their future in Flushing? Unpopular trades may have to be made. The likely performer heading to a new show may be the one that sells a lot of tickets under the Big Top. That performer is Noah Syndergaard. Other less attractive performers Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas may be packing their suitcases as well. But the focus this weekend is on Syndergaard.

You may ask why is Syndergaard on the trading block? In my view, it is very simple. He has been a bit of a split personality type of pitcher, rather inconsistent in his ability to become an elite performer. Yet capable of commanding fear and respect from his combatants.

When he becomes the Nordic God of Thunder, Thor, raining lightning from his hammer arm on the mound. This game is not played by hype when a cartoon character can sell Thor hammer and helmets. It is the results that make you an elite pitcher. If the thunder doesn’t show up in one of his stats, Syndergaard gets shown up by opposing hitters.

Remember Matt Harvey? The Dark Knight of Gotham was folklore back in 2015 when the New York Mets made their run and went all the way to the World Series, only to come up short by losing to Kansas City.

His time to shine was when he told then Mets manager Terry Collins to let him finish the game. His gravitas got the best of him as the Royals came roaring back to defeat the Mets. But I digress.