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New York Mets Open To Trade Offers For Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom

By John Carlo A. Villaruel
on Jun 29, 2018 09:30 PM EDT
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The New York Mets put Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and two other players available for trade negotiations. The Mets are hoping to recover from dismal 32-46 start to the Major Baseball League season. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

The New York Mets are expected to make a major splash in the trade deadline with the hopes of improving in the foreseeable future.

Among the players who are expected to be dealt by the Mets in this year's trade deadline are Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. The 30-year-old deGrom has flaunted his pitching supremacy this season leading the league with a 1.69 ERA in 101 1/3 innings.

DeGrom, who won the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year plum, has also been efficient from the field recording a ground-ball average of 45.8 percent. However, he hasn't been that accurate on the other facets of the game only converting 15.3 percent of his swinging-strike and 37.8 percent of his chase.

Jacob deGrom To Gain Interest Of Other Teams

Baseball pundits believe that deGrom will likely garner the interest of other teams most especially since he is still under contract for two more years. He is currently receiving more than 7 million this year as a Super Two player for the Mets. DeGrom will become a free agent after the 2021 MLB season.

On the other hand, the 25-year-old Syndergaard is also projected to catch the attention of some squads. Syndergaard who missed the most part of last year has been nothing short of impressive this season completing 64 2/3 innings for a 3.04 ERA and a ground-ball rating of 47.7 percent.

Aside from the sensational duo, Jeurys Familia and Asdrubal Cabrera who will become free agents will also be made available in the trade deadline, according to sources.

Unlucky Year For The Mets

It hasn't been a dream year for the Mets who have found themselves with a losing record of 32-46 win-loss. The Mets are currently on a losing slump winning just one of their last nine assignments.

Overall, the Mets have only won five of their 24 games this June. The Mets who are coming off a terrible 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday will have a chance to bounce back when they take on Miami starting this Friday.

Earlier this week, the Mets suffered another loss when general manager Sandy Alderson decided to leave the team temporarily after his cancer had recurred. Alderson was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 but had a successful surgery in 2016.

Former assistants John Ricco, Omar Minaya, and JP Ricciardi have been tasked to replace Alderson in the managerial role. Ricco has been an assistant general manager with the Mets since 2004 while Minaya is a former Mets general manager and Ricciardi managed the Toronto Blue Jays during his career.

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