It’s been reported the Mets have sent former GM Omar Minaya to AA Mississippi and Allen Baird (Brodie Van Wagenen’s top guy) to AAA Gwinnett to do some scouting homework tonight. This wouldn’t be as interesting of news if the Mets hadn’t announced today that Noah Syndergaard was being made available in trade talks, and according to Andy Martino of SNY, the Braves are interested. What makes it double as compelling is the fact that Kyle Wright is on the mound for the Stripers and Ian Anderson is going for the AA Braves.
This would be a monumental move for both teams. The Mets would be waving the white flag for the foreseeable future and likely picking up a superstar prospect in the process. The Braves would land a frontline guy in Noah Syndergaard, who hasn’t been amazing this season, but would complete a flustering rotation. He sports a 4.33 ERA but his 3.64 FIP shows that he’s been a little better than that number would tell you. He’s also striking out a batter per inning. Over his last 15 starts he’s had a 3.87 ERA and averaged a little over 6 innings and 6 strikeouts per contest.
It’s possible the Braves are more interested in Wheeler or Edwin Diaz, but knowing Alex Anthopoulos, he’s going big game hunting this trade deadline. Noah Syndergaard could be that prize.