MetsBlog Q&A: Noah Syndergaard had fun, tuned everyone out

Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Monday…


Noah Syndergaard


“This kid is throwing 97 mph today with a hook from hell,” Terry Collins later said.

Collins, as well as most of his coaching staff, the team’s front office and Fred and Jeff Wilpon all watched Syndergaard throw.

“It was a lot of fun being on the mound, it was a little nerve-racking at times too,” Syndergaard told MetsBlog’s Robert Brender. “I feel like I did a pretty good job at tuning it out and just focus on me and Anthony Recker.”

According to Syndergaard, his goal is to make the big-league roster out of camp. However, if he doesn’t, he told Brender, “I know there’s a bigger picture involved and when the Mets decide that I’m ready my time will come.”


To see Brender’s quick, 2-minute talk with Syndergaard, as well as exclusive footage of him throwing his bullpen session, watch this:


To listen to their conversation, click here…




10 comments
flmetsfan
flmetsfan

Please Matt!  Just keep posting stories about Syndergaard.  Apparently there isn't any other news.  Beat us over the head with Syndergaard postings with the same picture from his bully yesterday.  Guess Wheeler, Niese, and Gee aren't doing anything in camp.  What about the battle for the fifth starter position?  How does Mejia look?  What about Lannan?  In other words, they're just not "buzz worthy".

He wants to make the roster out of camp this year.  Wow, put a 2013 on the story, and it can be about Wheeler.  Put a 2012 on the story and it can be about Harvey.  Just like the others, this kid isn't going to step onto a the field at Citi until mid June when his "super two" time has passed.

Nice hype, but much a story about nothing.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Glad to see he wants to make the roster right out but I doubt it happens.  Personally I think he could be ready, but we don't want to get ahead of ourselves over one bullpen session.  The problem probably isn't so much with Noah but the options with the other guys fighting for the 5th spot.  If you put Noah in there right away it takes away from some of the depth when the veteran guys try to find another team that will give them a spot.  Regardless, it is clear we will see this kid at some point this summer and it will be very exciting.  Lets hope all parties can stay or get back to health cause I'm itching to see a rotation of Harvey, Wheeler, and Syndergaard.  

Starz31
Starz31

Interesting. WSJ's article on Noah's bullpen session had him saying he was nervous seeing all the team execs, owners, and media ready to watch him pitch. Said it took a few minutes for him to settle down. I guess that could be called "tuning" everyone out. 

27Up27Down
27Up27Down

If we cared about winning, he would make the opening day roster. Jose Fernandez pitched the first weekend for the Marlins last year.

Starz31
Starz31

 Can he bat .300, hit 25+ HRs, and play gold glove defense? 

Starz31
Starz31

 It is simply bad business to throw away a year of controlled service time. No matter what the team finances are, it's smart to keep him in the minors until June. 

Also, the team has a pretty good rotation as is, there is simply no need to rush Thor. 

metfan
metfan

 Yeah, the Marlins clearly care about winning.  Jose Fernandez and Thor were in different situations.  That being said, I think if Harvey was still here Thor would have had a pretty good chance of makign the team in Spring, as it is I think he still does have a chance, but they will likely wait till the super-2 is out of the equation.


Besides, we do have some good arms, if Mejia and Gee are healthy, I am not anxious to kick them both out of the roation just yet, though I can see a 7-man rotation in this teams future again.

metslaw
metslaw

 Where did that get them.  Now they have one less year of him before they trade him.

Thomas McKeever
Thomas McKeever

 "If we cared about winning" The Wilpons are not about that life