Mets Spring Training Recap: February 25

By Danny Abriano
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Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; USA pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws a pitch during the first inning of the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Syndergaard told reporters that it was “kind of heartbreaking” to not reach the majors last season, but that he’s using it as motivation heading into the 2015 campaign.

Syndergaard’s peripherals were fantastic at Triple-A Las Vegas last season, but he admitted that he pressed at times due to his desire to reach the majors.


Regardless of what happens during Spring Training, Syndergaard will almost certainly not make his debut with the Mets until late-April at the earliest, when the club will have secured an extra year of control.

At present, the Mets have six starters for five spots, but a spot really should be cleared for Syndergaard sooner rather than later. A talent like him should not be wasting many more bullets in the minors.