The latest New York Mets trade rumors from the first day of the Winter Meetings are big. A potential three-way deal with the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins would include not only J.T. Realmuto but also Noah Syndergaard.
Far too late on Monday night for many of us to stay up, New York Mets trade rumors began to flood Twitter. According to several of our favorite MLB writers such as Mike Puma, Andy Martino, and Ken Rosenthal, a ménage à trois involving the Mets, New York Yankees, and Miami Marlins was brewing.
Giuchie, Giuchie, yay a dada!
Unfortunately for those who stayed up late, nothing ever happened. Martino did report the Yankees were pushing hard for the deal to happen last night. This could be because Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s name was involved, at least according to Puma.
Along with Thor, a centerpiece of the deal would involve Marlins’ catcher J.T. Realmuto. Speculation about this potential deal suggests Syndergaard would go to the Yankees and they would help the Mets with the prospects to land Realmuto.
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Is it worth it? Is giving up one of the best National League pitchers with three years of control left equal to acquiring a very talented catcher with two years remaining before free agency?
It probably is equal, so why make the move? The Mets want to win more than 77 games next year. As several Mets trade rumors have pointed out throughout this winter, a trade involving Syndergaard would require an additional move such as trading for Corey Kluber or signing a free agent.
A three-team deal may be the only way the Mets do strike a deal with Miami for their catcher. If the asking price requires them to surrender Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, or Amed Rosario I’m not sure they’d be willing.
Sending Syndergaard anywhere would be a bold move. Shipping him a few miles away to the Bronx would be even bolder.
This is by no means the first of the Mets trade rumors to suggest a possible deal between the two New York teams. All summer long we heard real rumors and speculative ones from fans on sports talk radio. The Mets wisely sold lightly at the trade deadline, choosing to keep the core intact.
If previous Mets trade rumors which have said the team needs to be “blown away” to trade Syndergaard are indeed true, we need to wonder what else they might get in this deal. A Syndergaard for Realmuto trade is not going to make anyone pull the trigger.
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The Mets have already turned down the Yankees’ aggressive advances in day one of the Winter Meetings. Let’s hope Brodie Van Wagenen doesn’t give in too soon.