In the days since the Mets made it clear they are actively seeking to move right-hander Noah Syndergaard at the trade deadline, the Mets and Twins have discussed a trade, according to La Velle E. Neal III.
The Twins have busted out this season, and with a 60-42 record, though they have just a two-game lead over the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. They are among the best offensive teams in the majors this year, but they’re right around the middle of the pack in pitching and have shown interest in a range of available pitchers, including Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman.
So far the Twins are hesitant to relinquish top prospects shortstop Royce Lewis and outfielder Alex Kirilloff, and the Mets are reportedly asking for both in a Syndergaard deal. Still, Syndergaard would fill a major hole for the Twins, who are expected to be competitive for a number of years but are short on front-line starters.