Noah Syndergaard has been made available by the Mets via trade, but GM Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters Tuesday that it would take "very special circumstances" for the team to "even consider" dealing him.
Martino reported last week that the next step for the Mets after their Edwin Diaz-Robinson Cano blockbuster could be to trade Syndergaard, with the team potentially replacing him with one of the high-end starting pitchers on the free agent market.
The Mets have also reportedly been in contact with the Indians about a potential trade for Corey Kluber.
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If you're taking Van Wagenen at face value about it needing to take "very special circumstances" for the Mets to trade Syndergaard, then a potential deal with the Padres for him would seemingly be completely off the table.
The Padres have reportedly made their three top prospects -- Fernando Tatis Jr., Mackenzie Gore, and Luis Urias -- off-limits. A deal with the Padres for Syndergaard without any of those three would certainly not be a "very special" circumstance.
The Mets trading Syndergaard in order to get an impact bat or replenish the farm system (if their plan is to follow that up by signing a high-end starting pitcher to replace him) makes some sense. But if that impact bat isn't Kris Bryant or Nolan Arenado (or someone else of that ilk) and a potential prospect return doesn't include any of a team's top-three prospects, it certainly isn't worth trading Syndergaard.
It seems like Brodie understands the above. And that's comforting to know.
Oh, and Thor clearly loved Van Wagenen's comments, too.
Strongest Avenger! :zap:https://t.co/LItxYSgkMO- Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) December 4, 2018