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As the Mets prepare for contract extension talks with Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, they are receiving significant trade interest in Noah Syndergaard, according to major league sources. A Syndergaard trade could be their way to add high-end talent, while still trying to contend in 2019.
SNY reported last summer that the San Diego Padres and Mets talked about a Syndergaard trade, and could revisit the subject in the offseason. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, that has indeed happened. Our sources add that while the Padres weren't aggressive enough in July for talks to become serious, they are expected to go harder after Syndergaard now.
Our educated guess is that infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. would have to lead any package for the pitcher. Catcher Francisco Mejia draws mixed reviews in the industry, with not every evaluator considering him a top prospect.
The Cubs, despite chatter about Syndergaard and Kris Bryant, have not been aggressive so far in pursuing Syndergaard, according to sources.
Syndergaard is under team control for three more seasons, and should be able to bring back a few high-end pieces, should the Mets decide to move him.
Keep your eye on this one, folks. The Mets are looking to be aggressive this winter in improving their team, and this avenue is a real possibility.