With Noah Syndergaard currently set to hit free agency following the 2021 season, there are questions whether or not he will remain in New York past then.
Prior to the 2013 season, the New York Mets sent the reigning Cy Young Award winner RA Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster deal that landed them on of the top prospect in baseball, Noah Syndergaard.
After a few more years in the minors, Syndergaard was called up to the big leagues in the 2015 season and made an instant impact for the club, and since his big league debut, Noah has been one of the centerpieces of New York’s Starting Rotation and earn himself an All-Star selection in 2016.
Since his call up, Syndergaard has pitched in a grand total of 119 games for the New York Mets, starting 118 of them, compiling a win/loss record of 47-30, totaling 716.0 innings, and logging a 3.31 ERA while striking out 775 batters.
Noah has admittedly missed some time with injuries, most notably a large part of the 2017 season due to a bicep injury, and the entirety of the 2020 season due to Tommy John Surgery.
Despite these injuries, Syndergaard has been a healthy and effective pitcher the vast majority of his tenure with the Mets and established himself as one of the hardest throwers in the league with “once in a generation” talent.
When he returns to the team in 2021, it will be in the final year of his original contract, and as great of a player as he has been for the team, there is some doubt as to whether or not Syndergaard will remain with the club past next year.
Why? Here’s why.