Major League Baseball insider Joel Sherman is reporting the New York Mets have pulled starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard off the trade market just hours before the official MLB Trade Deadline (Wednesday, 4pm ET, 1pm PT).
The 26-year-old who will turn 27 in late August, was widely rumored to be the biggest trade piece in the league, as the 6’6” flamethrower with some of the nastiest stuff in baseball won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season.
The trade rumors swirling around the man they call ‘Thor’ became so loud that Syndergaard even acknowledged them on his official Twitter account.
Syndergaard tweeted ‘here come them trade talks' on July 25 with a meme of Childish Gambino from Star Wars with the caption ‘You might want to buckle up, baby. On July 28th, Syndergaard tweeted an ‘I don’t know’ emoji with Chris Hemsworth as Thor in a meme titled ‘I have no idea what’s going on’. On July 29th, he tweeted ‘In times when it feels like nobody wants you, at least I know I’ll always have the Hammer of Thor by my side’ with a photoshopped picture of him batting in a game with flames around him.
Syndergaard’s Twitter bio even said ‘Mrs. Met would hate to see me traded'.
Syndergaard, had been linked to the Astros, Yankees, and Twins.
In five MLB seasons, Syndergaard has gone 44-27 with a 3.17 ERA, with 710 strikeouts in 652.1 innings. Syndergaard has never pitched more than 183.2 innings in any season.