Triple-A manager Wally Backman feels Noah Syndergaard needs to be more consistent before being promoted to the big leagues, he told SNY.TV’s Rob Brender earlier this week in Las Vegas.
“He’s had some ups and downs, but just hasn’t shown the consistency that we need to see before he goes to the major leagues,” Backman told Brender.
However, he added, “You’ve got to remember, this kid just turned 21-years-old, so there’s plenty of time to develop and let him become the guy that he’s going to become. Stuff wise, this guy is a number one or number two on a championship team.”
In this edition of the MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Brender sits down Backman to discuss Syndergaard and Cesar Puello, the rise of Matt Reynolds and Kevin Plawecki, and his memories of the late Frank Cashen.