Fansided
Noah Syndergaard

Mets: Will Noah Syndergaard be with the team past 2021?

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets runs back out to the mound to pitch the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game at Citi Field on June 15, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 11-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets runs back out to the mound to pitch the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game at Citi Field on June 15, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 11-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit
2 of 3
Mets
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 29: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 29, 2019 in New York City. New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-6. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The Cost of a New Contract

As previously stated, Noah has always been an effective pitcher when he was healthy and is one of the leagues hardest throwers. Talent like that is rare to find, and many teams are willing to pay top dollar for it.

In the past few years, we have seen top tier pitchers like Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, and Zack Greinke sign massive 6-7 year deals each worth over $200 million.

While the Mets showed they are willing to spend money when they signed Jacob deGrom to a 5 year $145 Million extension, deGrom was coming off winning the Cy Young Award and there’s no guarantee they will offer that much to a player one year removed from TJ Surgery.

Additionally, as we saw this past offseason, some teams are even willing to overpay for good pitching, and I of course am referring to the Phillies signing former Mets starter Zack Wheeler as soon as he first hit free agency.

Last December, the Phillies signed Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract, which was an offer much higher than many believed Wheeler was worth. While Wheeler was a fine pitcher, he missed two whole seasons recovering from Tommy John Surgery while with the Mets and had some very inconsistent performances during his time in New York.

Of the two, Syndergaard is considered to be the better starting pitcher, and if Wheeler can command that size of a contract on the open market, the Mets’ owners will have to fork up a lot of cash in order to keep Noah in orange and blue.

facebooktwitterreddit