Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |
LAS VEGAS - Monday night at the winter meetings brought a frenzied rush for information, and the reader at home was left to sift through multiple reports, adrenaline pumping, trying to piece it all together.
So we thought it would be useful to gather everything we know so far in one place. The major story, as of this moment, is that the Mets and Yankees have been in serious trade talk about Noah Syndergaard and other pitchers. Late Monday we reported that the Yanks were "pushing hard" to get a deal done with the Mets.
From the Mets perspective, they considered a trade with the Yankees a real possibility, but one of several options.
This is a huge deal. When Syndergaard first became available, Yankees people figured that they had no chance, because the two New York teams simply don't deal with one another. They couldn't even get a Lucas Duda trade done, for God's sake.
But as the weeks went by in the new Brodie Van Wagenen regime, the new GM and his Yankees counterpart, Brian Cashman, found that they had a good rapport. Cashman and Sandy Alderson's relationship was much more strained, according to sources.
The teams continue to talk - though that's a long way from Mets ownership actually signing off on a deal that sends Syndergaard across town.
Here's what we DID NOT report, ever once: That the Yankees, Mets and Marlins are close to a three-team trade that would send Syndergaard to the Bronx and J.T. Realmuto to the Mets. Though that's a tempting leap to take, it is simply too soon to say, here's the trade on the table, let's analyze it.
We do know that the Mets really want Realmuto, and are open to trading Syndergaard for a big return. We know they do not want to trade Amed Rosario and create a hole at shortstop.
We know that the Yankees are desperate for pitching and do not, according to sources, want to offer J.A. Happ a three-year deal. As of Monday, it was beginning to seem more likely that Happ would find a richer deal elsewhere. Cashman is also engaged with Cleveland on Corey Kluber.
On Tuesday morning, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Yankees were open to dealing Miguel Andujar, who could be the piece that makes it work for the Marlins. The Mets, presumably, would want more than Realmuto alone.
But we're just not in a place yet where we can talk about a specific deal. Stay tuned.