Brewers Interested in Syndergaard as Hot Stove Heats Up
Milwaukee Brewers seem to be involved with everyone around the MLB Hot Stove season. They get their name mentioned with most players who are on the block. To me, that says Milwaukee does a great job in their scouting department. They exhaust their resources and try to find the best possible options for Milwaukee. I think this is part of the reason why Brewers fans get bummed out around the Hot Stove season when Milwaukee doesn’t bring in a big fish. They’re going after another one apparently in Noah Syndergaard. Milwaukee expressed interest in him last offseason but nothing came of it. Brewers are interested in him coming to the Cream City. That would be a big-time move by David Stearns with a hefty price tag on top of that. Here’s what J.P Morosi noted about the Crew.
The Brewers are among the teams monitoring Syndergaard and fellow starter Zack Wheeler, sources said. The Mets, with the National League’s second-worst record, are viewed by the industry as a clear seller in advance of the July 31 Trade Deadline.
Syndergaard is having a rough year. He is not pitching to the level that we come to expect from the young gun. He has an ERA that is 4.66 with only flashes of brilliance all year. It is not the same pitcher we’ve seen in the past dominated both sides of the plate. He might not be the guy to help push a team over-the-top in a pennant race. But a change of scenery with a more stable coaching situation might lead to renewed success. Syndergaard still has the strikeout potential, and he’s been one of the best pitchers in baseball before. If he goes to the Brewers, he is the ace of this staff from the start of time there until he leaves Milwaukee. Some would be concerned that he is Chris Archer 2.0, but I think that’s an overreaction.
What would be the price tag on Thor? Well, that’s where it gets a little interesting. I’m not sure Keston Hiura would be on the block. Why? New York has a second baseman of the future with Jeff McNeil. There is no room for Hiura on this present roster, nor any Mets future rosters with Robinson Cano still being there as well. Mauricio Dubon, Corey Ray are probably two obvious names that would get thrown into this deal if the Mets aren’t interested in a rebuild. If they are, Brice Turang is probably featured. Pitchers who could be in the mix might be Andy Ashby, Trey Supak or Zach Brown. The Mets will require a huge price tag for a guy with 2.5 years left on his deal.
We shall see if the Brewers make any sort of big moves down the stretch.