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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action during game one of a double header against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on July 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action during game one of a double header against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on July 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees can pick a fight with the Mets

The rivalry between the Mets and New York Yankees is funny at times. They only play each other a handful of times every year and a lot of the distaste takes place off the field. They’re competing for the same fans and those who have chosen a side are far from fond of each other.

Given all of this, what kind of a flex would it be for the Yankees to add Syndergaard to their rotation?

The Yankees starting rotation situation is a curious one because of all of the injuries that seem to constantly arise each year. I know all teams, the Mets included, have dealt with IL stints from their starting five. It just feels different with the Yankees. They head into every Opening Day fully armed (no pun intended) only to suffer some season-altering injuries. They’ll want to attempt to avoid this but does it actually make Syndergaard a fit?

Much of the rivalry between the Mets and Yankees does feel a bit overblown. I’m not sure there has been any player one has swiped from the other only out of vain. Syndergaard is still a possible fit for the Yankees simply because of what he can offer.

Plus, as much as the front office would never admit it, they would probably like to remind Steve Cohen who was here first.

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