Noah Syndergaard: ‘Hopefully I can stay a Met for the remainder of my career’
Noah Syndergaard is aware of the rumors that the New York Mets could be sellers leading up to the MLB non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. The trade talk has mostly centered around Syndergaard and fellow starter Jacob deGrom should the Mets decide to go that route.
Syndergaard on Thursday expressed a desire to stay in New York, saying, “hopefully I can stay a Met for the remainder of my career.” And he wants the same for deGrom.
“I think it would be huge because from the moment I was with the Mets, we’ve always preached about our pitching staff,” Syndergaard said Thursday at his baseball camp, via New York Post. “If one of our main pieces were to go to a different team, then I’m not really sure what we’d be able to go off of.”
deGrom’s agent earlier this week raised some eyebrows with some strong talk for the Mets. He said that unless the team is interested in signing deGrom to an extension, they might as well trade him. deGrom later attempted to walk back the perceived threat, essentially echoing Syndegaard’s desire to remain a Met.
Reports have varied whether or not Syndergaard or deGrom will be made available. That said, assistant general manager John Ricco recently indicated an “overwhelming” offer would be necessary to land either pitcher. And the Mets actually dealing the pitcher reportedly appears more and more unlikely.
Syndergaard, not surprisingly admitted the uncertainty can be awkward, regardless of how things ultimately turn out.
“I haven’t really been in this kind of situation before, so I’m not really sure how to describe what the future entails, especially because I’m not sure where we are as a team standpoint right now,” Syndergaard said. “From where we are right now this season, I don’t know if we’re going to become sellers or buyers or — I try to stay away from all that talk.”