The Mets are unlikely to move Noah Syndergaard. But, they’ll have plenty of options if they change their minds.
The Mets aren’t “soliciting offers” for the 26-year-old starter but “multiple teams have contacted them to express interest,” according to report from MLB.com, which cites unidentified league sources.
Syndergaard will not be a free agent until after 2021 and New York would likely “need to acquire at least one Major League-ready” player in return for him, the report says.
The Brewers are “monitoring” Syndergaard’s availability while “some within the Astros organization are intrigued” by him, according to the report.
Syndergaard has regressed this season as he holds a 6-4 record with a 4.68 ERA in 17 starts. He was an All-Star as a 23-year-old in 2016 and holds a 3.23 ERA over 104 career MLB appearances.
“When I get on the mound, it’s pretty much me against me,’’ Syndergaard told reporters last week, via the New York Post. “My biggest crutch is being able to repeat my delivery. I can’t stay consistent.”
The Mets are also expected to move right-hander Zack Wheeler before the July 31 trade deadline and he has been linked to the Red Sox and Yankees, among others.
“Honestly, I hate change,” Wheeler told The Athletic last month. “I’m a homebody. I like the group of guys we’ve got here. … I can’t tell you how many years my name has been in trade talks. I’m kind of used to it right now. But it never gets easy.”
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The Mets entered the All-Star break with a 40-50 record and have lost 10 of their last 13. They’re seven games behind the Phillies for the second wild-card spot and trail the Braves by 13 1/2 games in the National League East.