Noah Syndergaard picked up his seventh win of the season on Saturday against the Marlins. The Mets pitcher navigated his way through seven innings, with nine strikeouts along the way.
Unfortunately for Syndergaard, one good outing doesn't make up for an entire team's season. Unless the Mets' fortunes don't change in a hurry, trade rumors will continue to grow and there's already been plenty with Syndergaard's name attached to them.
After the 4-2 win, in which Snydergaard said his slider felt the best it's been all season, the right-hander addressed potentially being dealt before the July 31 trade deadline. Personally, Syndergaard would much rather stay in New York.
"I try not to pay too much attention to that. Right now I love being a Met. If something were to ever change, it would be definitely bittersweet. Just cause New York City itself, the fan base, and the guys in the clubhouse have a special place in my heart," Syndergaard said.
In terms of trade rumors surrounding the now 41-51 overall Mets, Syndergaard is a bit of an outlier. Players like Todd Frazier, Zack Wheeler and Jason Vargas have had their names tossed out there. However, they're all on expiring contracts. Syndergaard isn't a free agent until after the 2021 season.
SNY's Andy Martino reports that the Mets have had discussions with other teams in regard to Snydergaard's availability and are seeking "multiple top prospects" for him.