On Sunday, the New York Mets acquired right-handed starter Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for two pitching prospects. Naturally, the trade has folks wondering what exactly Stroman’s addition means for Noah Syndergaard, .
Even Syndergaard himself is wondering if his days in Flushing are numbered — to the extent that he tweeted a Thor GIF and penned a new Twitter bio on Sunday night. Take a look:
The San Diego Padres are the team most commonly associated with Syndergaard, given they have one of the top farm systems in baseball and a known desire to add a frontline starter. League sources have indicated to CBS Sports in the past the the Padres would likely deal second-base prospect Luis Urias if it meant acquiring someone like Syndergaard.
The Mets, for their part, have had a longstanding interest in outfielder Manuel Margot, and could also ask the Padres for a catcher and perhaps another starting pitcher in return.
One arm the Mets won’t be getting back is MacKenzie Gore, who is the minors’ top pitching prospect:
Sunday’s trade could be just the beginning of a busy few days for the Mets. They’re likely to spend the next few days shopping around Syndergaard, as well as Zack Wheeler and Jason Vargas — and that’s just the members of their rotation who are expected to be available.
Give Brodie Van Wagenen this much: he made the winter interesting, and now he’s doing the same for the trade deadline.