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No timetable for Syndergaard call-up

Highly-touted Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is pushing to make an appearance in New York with a recent hot streak at Triple A Las Vegas.

Syndergaard has allowed only one run in his last three outings pitching 17 1/3 innings and striking out 20. With the success of Jacob deGrom and Zach Wheeler, could Syndergaard be the next young Mets pitcher to the Major Leagues (NY Times, Aug. 2) ? 

Syndergaard has a 4.85 ERA for Las Vegas this season.

“Do I hope he gets here? Absolutely. I think it will be a great test for him,” Collins said. “I think it will be a good steppingstone for him. But I don’t make those decisions, and I have no idea what September is going to bring for any of those guys in Vegas.”

Manager Terry Collins said if the Mets are in contention there might not be room for a September call-up.

“We all want our young players up here,” Collins said. “But right now, we’re in the hunt. So we’re going to be careful when they come and the role they’re going to have.”




61 comments
Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Why bring-up a talented kid for a taste of the majors while we have studs like Buddy Carlyle and Dana Eveland? In the words of Dr. Evil, throw the guy a friggin' bone. Maybe even a spot start or two. It's a valuable showcase, if nothing else. Team is currently on the very outside of playoff contention. They sure as hell won't get there with this lineup. Just call up the kids and jettison the consistently-anemic veterans. We have had more than a large enough sample of their work.

jrb74
jrb74

Yeah, Terry, "We're in the hunt."  We have to keep our elite players in the line-up every day like Tejada and CY.  And even if upper management decides that Syndergaard is ready at some point this year, we have to be careful and not take a start or two away from our future, Bartolo.  By the way, Terry, might we need an offense to be in the hunt?

truth77
truth77

@Dana Smith A little fact Murphys natural position is third base,came up as a third basemen .A fact Reynold natural position is 2nd base and he is now hitting  345 last night Hr 2b and two singles only 2 stinking errors since he came to Triple A Ball. Only one Player is out of position that is Flores and he looks a hell of a lot better then 230 hitting Tejeda.David Wright is in a funk, platoon him  with Murphy to he works his way out of it and Platoon Reynolds with Murph the  days he does not play third.Lets see what this kid Reynolds is all about .We may not need a another player if this kid is the real deal, look what happened with De grom anyone see that coming?

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

Syndergaard will never be a Met. He will go the Marlins for Stanton, or to the Rockies for Tulo, or to whatever team the Mets get their impact bat from. I just don't see the Mets trading for a big time LF or SS,AND keeping Syndergaard. I fully expect him to be traded in the offseason for offense. Pawlecki and Montero won't bring back the same haul that Syndergaard being in the deal would. He's the best pitcher in all of the minor leagues. Most likely scenario is he gets moved for a big time bat. That's my opinion anyway

Paul LeBarron
Paul LeBarron

This is what people have to realize. Adults are running the show now. A Timetable would NEVER NEVER NEVER dictate when a pitcher comes up results do.

Joseph Garofola
Joseph Garofola

Everyone thinks that Harvey is going to

Step right in and be the pitcher he was last year. It's going to take at least two or three months to build up his strength and durability. He most likely will start the season with AAA team.

kingman76
kingman76

Nice to see Collins doesn't care about the long term development of Syndergaard and the team itself (sorry teams 5 games under .500 are NOT in the playoff hunt).  Syndergaard needs to get up here this year, get his feet wet so he can hit the ground running next year - just like Harvey and Wheeler did. 

I'm afraid if he isn't bought up this year the Mets will just delay him until after Super 2 next June just to save money and keep him under their control another year.

rock44
rock44

"We're in the hunt"? Wow. That's shows how delusional our manager is. He better not take Flores out of the lineup.

George Brezny
George Brezny

Bartolo is a guy that looks bored. Time to cut bait regardless of what they can get for him... Amazed they are balking at giving Murphy money but had no problem giving Colon 20 million when you knew he wasn't going to put up the same kind of numbers he did last year.  Bring Noah up... I do think young guys that perceive themselves as major leaguers get bored in triple A... Keith admitted to that the other night. "AAA is where guys that can't make it in the big league play.."  Cut CY and Abreau, and let Decker and Kirk play once and for all to find out if they have a future on the team. Bring up the SS and play him every day to find out if he is worth a spot on the roster next year. Prey they get a pure hitting LF for next year in the offseason... This team is going any where with the current hitters in the lineup... The kids will be up in September regardless but one month is not enough time to judge them for next year.

Rich Colacino
Rich Colacino

Terry Collins says "we are in it".....5 games under .500 is in it?

I know they are trying, and the pitching has added a little buzz but they are still more likely to go 10 under .500 than they are .500

This offense is a joke most days.

GaryKeithandRon
GaryKeithandRon

speaking of call ups, conforto and marcos molina need to get the hell out of brooklyn

hankypanky
hankypanky

Slow and steady as she goes with the kid. There's absolutely nothing to gain by rushing him up. Same goes for Harvey.

metjetnet
metjetnet

One thing to remember… 

Harvey & Wheels were basically ready by AA. They put in their time in AAA merely because Sandy & the org. insisted on it.

You could tell by the so-so results they produced there, which were mediocre at best, that they were both bored silly.

Thor, however, is different. Not only is he younger at AAA than either of the others, he NEEDS AAA -- he's still trying to figure it out. So giving him the time he needs in Vegas to get comfy & relaxed should prove to be crucial down the line.

John Hurd
John Hurd

Noah should wait until Terry Collins is gone. Collins has a thing about leaving obviously struggling starting pitchers in until they've given up 5 or 6 runs. No sense taking them out until a victory is completely out of reach. I hope Collins won't be back next year. Even better if they replace him in 2014. 

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

This cheap ownership will wait till next June to bring him up ! Hate the Wilpons !!!

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

What is wrong with this team, all of a sudden I'm seeing them get no hit or one hit through to the 6th.

truth77
truth77

Bring Reynolds up hitting 325 in Triple AAA hit 345 in double AA only two errors what does he have to hit 400 before he come up? Move Murphy to third his natural position,Flores shortstop Reynolds second base give Wright some rest he looks lost.Bring Den dekker up put him in left,and play him ever day.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

There should be no rush in bringing up Syndergaard. Let him continue to develop and towards the end of the season give him a taste of the bigs.

Tu Jingwen
Tu Jingwen

It's ZacK Wheeler Metsblog can't even get a major player's name right.

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

A six-man rotation throws everyone's timing off. Would be better to load up on pitching once the rosters expand and limit starting pitchers to 5-6 innings.

xplr
xplr

Absolutely no point in bringing him until the mets are eliminated. I would rather start Hefner at this point.

SomeHighSchoolKid
SomeHighSchoolKid

Call up Syndergaard at some point this month and go to a 6 man rotation. Then you can keep degrom pitching for the whole year.

Patrick LeGrady
Patrick LeGrady

Well seeing as deGrom has an innings limit you'd think they'd go to a 6-man rotation...

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

There is absolutely no reason to think of bringing Syndergaard early. Las Vegas is currently in first place and it would be good to get him some playoff experience. He turns 22 on August 29. Not sure what his innings limit will be. We have a rotation of Niese, Wheeler, Gee, deGrom and Colon. Whose place is he supposed to take? Let him finish the season, see what transpires this Winter, and come into Spring Training next year to earn a roster spot.

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

We want to showcase Gee and Niese so we can move them so the rotation is set now with our current five,Neise,Gee,DeGrom,Wheeler and Colon who we also want to pitch so teams can get interested.If we do reduce DeGrom minutes then Thor can split time with him.

Mike Herrington
Mike Herrington

Please we are not in the hunt. Play all the young players and stop playing all the players named Young.

grillruben
grillruben

His late success screams bring him up, but who is coming out of the rotation?

Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

@truth77 @Dana Smith I could see an infield with Flores and Reynolds at 2B and SS next year, with Murph getting packaged with a pitcher for an outfield bat. Reynolds has been amazing since his promotion, but probably needs to play at SS for a while before getting the call-up. Flores needs to play more--but it remains to be seen if his position is SS or 2B.

Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

@Bryan McEntee I don't think the Mets will trade Syndergaard. Can you imagine a rotation with Harvey, Wheeler, DeGrom and Syndergaard? The fifth pitcher would be either Niese, Gee, Montero or Matz (not next year, but probably 2016). If Niese or Gee get it turned around and finish the year strong, I wouldn't be surprised if one or the other gets traded along with Murphy and maybe Colon during the off-season.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Stanton will never be a met quit dreaming

nym68
nym68

@Joseph Garofola He's on pace to be ready in October never mind April. He'll have a full ST to go with a scrutinized winter throwing program. Unless there a set back, he should be moored than ready

Paul LeBarron
Paul LeBarron

@George Brezny  First off what do you think a free agent pitcher costs? Colon is a steal at 20M you may not like but that's major league baseball. Murphy is going to cost you  A LOT MORE then 20M and when did they balk at doing it? Now you are making things up. Cut CY and ABreu now I don't disagree but you know what they would bat in AAA probably .350 so assuming deck and kirk can make it is a HUGE assumption.  

George Brezny
George Brezny

@metjetnet  I think your right... The days when the star prospect has to go through triple a are gone. Most teams bring their stars up when they maxed out in double a.  Maybe its a different word than bored... Hoping they bring Noah up soon.. He might give them a late year boost of energy like Wheeler and Harvey have shown going in to the past two off seasons.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Anyone "bored" in AAA has no place in professional ball and should be traded. "Bored" is for losers.

strake
strake

Wright on the bench? Smoke another one fool.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

You're falling in love with crap players putting up monster numbers in a cartoon ballpark vs inferior competition.

George Brezny
George Brezny

@truth77  On the bring Reynolds up... I agree... but he would play SS... David stays put.. Dekker and Kurt... in outfield...platoon... etc..

Chaz
Chaz

Jeez our pitchers would love a left side of the infield of Flores and Murphy lol. Wright needs to get healthy for sure but he's still the best option.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@truth77 Lol, Move murphy to 3rd. Flores short? Reynolds 2nd? Good thing you arent the GM or manager.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Gee And Niese are the exact type of players that don't get moved in August.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

Six man rotation. Otherwise, someone is being shut down because you are not demoting colon, niese or gee.

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

@Daniel Diffin @Bryan McEntee Yea but Harvey, Wheeler, DeGroom is still a damn good rotation. If Syndergaard can get us that game changing bat you have to consider it. Niese, Gee, Murphy, Colon, even all of them together wont' get us the kind of return Syndergaard would bring

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Please. If you think you've mastered your craft and are ready for the show but are squeezed out for financial reasons and it's the only things stopping you from getting a pittance each month to actually making it...it wouldn't take much for someone to be bored with the minors.

nym68
nym68

@George Brezny @truth77 put Reynolds on the 40 man roster so we could lose a player? And platoon two left handed hitters? Okkkkkkkkk. 

grillruben
grillruben

That's why you trade colon at the deadline. Sigh.

DMMP
DMMP

My guess is that degrom and syndergaard will split time somehow to limit innings. Not sure of the logistics of it though.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Hard to trade a guy there's no interest in. I know we all want to think so, but a guy with a 4 era, that's old and set to make 11m next year doesn't carry a ton of value.

nncyel
nncyel

@grillruben No, you trade in the off-season when all 30 teams are potentially making you offers, not just the ones trying to make a post-season push.

DMMP
DMMP

That said... Mets have a ton of pitching and very mediocre offense... I know it's beating a dead horse but this team really needs to trade from its position of strength to upgrade it's weaknesses.