The Mets have discussed a three-team trade with the Yankees and Marlins that would bring catcher J.T. Realmuto to Queens, per Ken Rosenthal. And in the same tweet, Rosenthal says that it’s “not known if Noah Syndergaard is involved” in the talks and that the Mets wouldn’t part with him if they were only getting Realmuto back.
SNY’s Andy Martino says that the Mets and Yankees are involved in three-way trade talks, but nothing is imminent, and Mike Puma of the Post says there have been talks that would bring Realmuto to Queens and send Syndergaard to the Bronx. Jon Heyman agrees.
This isn’t the first time that the Mets have been linked to Realmuto in trade rumors, as that particular rumor has come up a few times already since Brodie Van Wagenen took over as general manager. The 27-year-old has been one of the better all-around catchers in baseball over the past few years and had a particularly good year at the plate in 2018 with a .277/.340/.484 line, 21 home runs, and a 126 wRC+. He has two years of team control remaining.
It’s also not the first time Syndergaard’s name has come up in trade rumors. Still just 26 years old, he missed a little bit of time with relatively minor issues during the 2018 season, but in his 154.1 innings of work, he had a 3.03 ERA and 2.80 FIP. He’s still under the Mets’ control for three more seasons and is easily one of the best number two pitchers in baseball—and only a number two because he’s on the same team as Jacob deGrom.