Cubswin11 wrote:Eh, it’s clear he’s never going to put it together there (idk if he ever does between the health and being more a thrower than a pitcher). He turns 27 at end of year, he has two years to FA. He still is gonna be valued high and they’d get a haul. It wouldn’t be the dumbest thing to move him now before he potentially blows out. Him and the team also seem to not have the greatest relationship. I get why they’d move him.
Whatever they do with him likely ends up the wrong move though. Either they trade him and a team that knows what they’re doing tweaks him to get him pitching to his potential and he stays healthy and the guys they get back flame out or they keep him and his arm/shoulder blows or he keeps being a good but not great pitcher who struggles to go more than ~150 innings a year.
I don't buy it. He was arguably their best SP down the WS appearance stretch in 2015 at 22, threw up a 5 WAR season for them at 23, and pulled 4 out of a hat at 25. He's already done some "put it together" type stuff over there, a 27 and 28 YO Syndergaard is still way way more likely to be a top of the league kind of talent than the prospects they'll get. If the Angels are dangling Adell++ or something wild there's a case, but otherwise the Mets are way better off giving Syndergaard
and their offseason more than a couple months.
They should sell Wheeler and Frazier, maybe Lugo since someone will pay up for a good reliever, play JD Davis and Dom Smith, probably time to move on from Rosario...There's a half dozen things they should do before trading Syndergaard (or Diaz) is a serious thing