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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New York Mets. Noah Syndergaard. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

Stepping back to step up

By today’s standards, Syndergaard has been relatively healthy. The Major League game is played in an age of Tommy John surgery, where most pitchers put a huge amount of stress and torque on their arms tend to miss at best a season. And saying that, it’s a concern that Syndergaard is one pitch away from ligament replacement surgery on his throwing arm.

Thor does have a bit of an ego and loves the spotlight. Remember Noah telling the Royals during the 2015 World Series “I’m only 60 feet 6 inches,” after buzzing Royals leadoff batter, Alcides Escobar, to set the tone for the Mets only win. No question he thrives on the theatrics of New York City, but that was then and this is now and the Mets have not returned to the Fall Classic since.

Lastly, the team from the Bronx was very much in the Wild Card race in 2016 and they chose to trade Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs and Andrew Miller to the Indians. In return, the Yankees received several prospects including Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier.

The fan base was perplexed and dismayed that their team decided to cash in and prepare for the future. Currently, they are reaping the rewards of these moves. The Mets dealt former Cy Young winner to Toronto

Noah Syndergaard, if he reaches the potential that he is capable of reaching, can easily be another Cy Young winner. But when? When can the Mets expect that to happen? So far, he has yet to separate from the rest of the pack? Can this stallion be tamed to excel and carry the Amazins to another World Series, or do the New York Mets follow the pattern of trading players with value for future prize talent?

After all, the bottom line is winning and that should be the New York Mets goal. We shall find out in a few days.