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Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard is expected to start the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.

He will pitch for the Mets against the Nationals in Viera on Thursday. He will likely be demoted to minor camp at some point next week.

“I know it’s inevitable,” Syndergaard said (NY Post, Mar. 13). “With the finances and everything, I understand it’s a game, but it’s also a business. ... But, there are still some things I need to work on."

It's obvious Syndergaard will get the call up to Queens at some point this year, after June. The date is unclear, since it isn't known when the Super Two cutoff is. At some point in May, teams begin to get an estimated date. Syndergaard, like other top prospects being kept down, will probably pop up a week or so after.

Finances aside, I like the idea of letting him get away from camp, letting him take a breath, digest what he experienced and learned, and find a rhythm in Triple-A before being thrust in to the New York spotlight. It worked well with Matt Harvey. It worked well with Zack Wheeler. So, if it isn't broke, don't fix it...

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