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Mets minimum trade packages for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jacob deGrom #48 and Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets watch from the dugout in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jacob deGrom #48 and Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets watch from the dugout in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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The Mets most likely won’t trade away their two best starters this month. But what would be the minimum trade requirements and who can afford them?

Let’s take a look at what other teams would have to offer to get either Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard off of the New York Mets.

This is just to take a look at what would be a fair deal for either player, regardless of whether or not the Mets or opposing team would accept, or even if such players are needed.

First let’s take a look at the total value that each player possess based on what they have done so far and how much time they have left before they become free agents.

First you have deGrom. As of his start against the Rays, he has been pretty unstoppable so far this season.

In 2018, through 18 games his ERA is 1.79, his WHIP is below 1, and his K/9 is above 11. All of these are fantastic numbers, which are very similar to what a peak Clayton Kershaw year would look like.

He is en route to his 3rd 200 strikeout season and has an ERA+ of 214. The last three pitchers to have an ERA+ above 210 in a season are Zack Greinke, Roger Clemens, and Pedro Martinez.

After the 2018 season, deGrom will still have two seasons left.

What Syndergaard doesn’t have in the stats department, he makes up in years left. Thanks to all of the injuries he’s suffered, Syndergaard played only seven games last season and might not even appear in 20 in 2018.

Through 11 games this year, his ERA is 3.06 and in each of his last two seasons, his ERA was below 3. His K/9 rate is above 10 for the 4th time in as many years.

Following the 2018 season, Syndergaard will have three years left before he’s a free agent.

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