As all-star Noah Syndergaard (aka “Thor”) trade rumors bounce around, what would it take for the New York Mets to trade him to the crosstown rival New York Yankees?
With the Mets mediocre 45-54 season, and the trade deadline sneaking up on us, they are looking to move who is now one of the biggest targets on the market. Fortunately, the Yankees are in need of a top-of-the-line starter and have a couple of young players they could easily part ways with.
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The Yanks are in the fortunate position that there are a number of starters available, so they’re in a position where they won’t have to give up too much for “Thor” if they don’t want to.
The Yanks previously showed interest in Noah Syndergaard in December. Now, they have been showing interest and even sent a scout to one of his outings against the Marlins in mid-July. In that game he went 7 innings with 9 strikeouts and the Mets won 4-2.
With Syndergaard having one of his worst statistical seasons, his trade value has gone down a touch. His ERA on the season is a shocking 4.36, the first time he’s featured an ERA higher than 3.25 in his career.
According to Jeff Passon of ESPN who spoke to one of the GMs, to get Syndergaard, it will take “a few arms and a leg.” But, since the Mets and the Yanks play in the same city, I feel it will take more than what it would take another team to acquire Syndergaard.
With the Yankees heading into the postseason first in the AL and having solid batters at almost every spot in the order, they will need to start cleaning up the rotation if they want to be able to achieve their 28th championship.