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Mets Trade Rumors: “Chips are in” and Noah Syndergaard’s future

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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At a press conference on Tuesday, Brodie Van Wagenen helped defuse some of the New York Mets trade rumors involving Noah Syndergaard.

There wasn’t much to take away from the New York Mets press conference on Tuesday other than Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz are now officially with the team. After less than a week of Mets trade rumors about the two, we all know for certain they are on the roster.

One interesting tidbit we did get a little more insight on in the press conference was what the team plans to do with Noah Syndergaard. The big right-handed hurler has been the subject of many offseason Mets trade rumors. According to Brodie Van Wagenen, it will take “special circumstances” to deal Thor.

Syndergaard trade rumors date back to this past season. When it was clear the Mets wouldn’t contend, both Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom were headlining many of the Mets trade rumors. Nothing ever happened. Both remained in Flushing and the latest from BVW indicates the possibility of this changing is quite slim.

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In the first month of the offseason, we’ve heard the Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Diego Padres all showing interest in Syndergaard. All three are good matches if, and only if, the Mets are interested in adding prospects.

However, as Van Wagenen put it, “the chips are in.”

And BVW isn’t about to let the chips fall where they may. He’s going to help decide where they go.

Next week, the Winter Meetings begin and I expect more Syndergaard rumors to appear. The Mets are clearly ready to make bold moves. Whether it means acquiring Corey Kluber or signing a big-name free agent, I’m not ready to rest on this team delivering more surprises.

The Mets are in a battle right now with their division rivals to find the best pieces available. A major mission in their trade with the Seattle Mariners was to acquire Diaz before the Philadelphia Phillies could.

And while the Phillies did make a good trade with Seattle to land Jean Segura and two relievers, the Mets got the best bullpen arm the Mariners had to offer.

The Mets, Phillies, and Atlanta Braves have been three of the most aggressive teams this winter. When the general managers meet in Las Vegas, expect Van Wagenen to make waves.

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