9) Milwaukee Brewers
I’m not a huge fan of what the Milwaukee Brewers have to offer the Mets in a potential trade involving Syndergaard. Their need for a potential ace, however, cries out for some trade rumors involving Thor this winter.
The Brewers are going to need someone to anchor the rotation. While I don’t believe Syndergaard is the guy, they do belong high on this list.
8) Chicago White Sox
One of the crummy teams from 2019 with aspirations of landing some big players this winter, the Chicago White Sox should be all over attempting to pry Syndergaard away. This is the same team that lost on the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper sweepstakes. Don’t assume they’re going to go away this offseason.
The only trouble with them is most of what they would surrender in a Syndergaard trade would come from their minor league system. If I’m the Mets, I want big league talent for a big-league pitcher.
7) St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals always seem to find a way to get what they want. If Syndergaard becomes a piece they desire, I have to believe they can get him.
Although Syndergaard isn’t a major need for the Cardinals, adding him to the rotation could make them one of baseball’s deadliest forces entering the 2020 season.
6) Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins are a team on the rise in the American League. I fully expect them to try and add this winter whether or not they win the World Series. Syndergaard is a name to watch.
Because of their strong farm system, the Mets may need to look a deal with them as one to help rebuild their farm system. Perhaps a three-team deal is what ends up sending Syndergaard to Minnesota.