Noah Syndergaard

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Noah Syndergaard walked three batters in three innings Saturday. He let up two hits and two runs – due in large part to an Eric Young Jr. fielding error – while striking out three and hitting 98 mph with his fastball.

“I know the results really didn’t show better, but I feel like I was way more confident in my fastball command today,” Syndergaard said after the game. “I take these games seriously, but I still have to go out there and work on things I need to improve on in the season.”

Sandy Alderson essentially told reporters on Saturday that, although there is always a chance, it is very unlikely Syndergaard starts the year with the big-league team.


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25 comments
SomeHighSchoolKid
SomeHighSchoolKid

I was at the game and I'd hardly call the Eric Young ball a "fielding error". It was a very hard hit ball, and it hit off of EY's glove as he dove to his left.

hurricaneditka
hurricaneditka

Is it normal for a 90 win team to keep a prospect that would improve the rotation in AAA to avoid super 2 status, or is our front office and ownership a step ahead of the rest of the league?

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

What about the idea of a MERITOCRACY that the announcers have been beating to death the past three years? Start the best players. Period. Sure, Thor is gonna have his bad days, as did Seaver, Koosman, Gooden et. al. But who would we, as Met fans, rather see out there, this guy or another past-his-prime reclamation project? You want people at the ballpark, field a team worth watching.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

The fact that a major league baseball team that plays in the greatest city in the world is worried about "Super 2" is a joke.  I hope the player's association starts screaming, long, loud and unrelentlessly about the negative impact this farce of an ownership is having on its membership.  

Opti-Mets-tic
Opti-Mets-tic

Why in the hell is there no game thread 13 minutes before game time?

smartfan69
smartfan69

There's much debate over whether or not Syndergaard should be on the opening day roster but my question to Mets fans is this: Would you rather have him this year, when even our rosiest outlook for the season is clawing for that 5th playoff spot, and he'll be shut down at some point? Or, would you want to have another year of him under team control on the back end, when presumably we'll be much better equipped to contend? Another losing season is a seriously depressing thought, but with just a little more patience we'll finally, hopefully, get the on-field product we've been longing to see.

hashburry
hashburry

Love the hyperbole in Newsday:


Detroit players raving about Syndergaard:


"He's not a prospect for no reason," Hunter said. "He's pretty good.''

Said Kinsler: "He looked like he belonged out there.''


We know he's good, but raving?  Not quite.

supert
supert

Someone should follow up Sandy's comment and ask him - What would it take for Syndergaard to start in the bigs?

Seamus Oatis
Seamus Oatis

EY showed that he's nothing more than an emergency option at 2nd and a 4th outfielder on a decent roster. Nothing against the guy, though. He's a fast guy that doesn't get on base enough to warrant a starting spot due to deficiencies in other areas.

nolrog
nolrog

And the Mets brass breathe a sigh of relief.  See, he struggled with his command.  Now we can use that as the excuse to keep him in the minors.  He won't get his command under control (by some miracle of course) until the day after the Super 2 deadline.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

I am just so depressed about losing year after year that I cannot even think rationally anymore.

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

a bus crash with all the projected starters on it.

hashburry
hashburry

@supert  He could make the team if daylight savings pushed the Super 2 deadline back to opening day.  it's all about the Benjamins.

DMMP
DMMP

@supert  Passing the same deadlines Harvey and Wheeler both had to pass to save about 5-10 mil in the long haul.  

hashburry
hashburry

@Seamus Oatis  If the Mets run Tejada and whoever out to short alongside Murphy and occasionally Young at second, this pitching staff will suffer this kind of support fairly frequently.  It's not just plays called errors,  These guys make mental errors regularly in the field, and constantly fail to turn DPs that other middle infielders are capable of turning.  The obviously unfounded comment bot Collins that the Mets had pride in their defense last year was a joke.  Ike was never as good a defensive first baseman as purported.  He made a couple of circus catches over the railing early on and that defined him as a great defensive player.  In fact, he has zero range at first, botches grounders that are head scratchers and takes his problems at the plate to the field.  Duda is horrible.  The OF should be more than solid and I guess D'Arnaud is better than average, burt the infield is going to be a problem all year.  Young pitchers will get frustrated, it is to be expected, and there will be lots of games that get out of control because of a play like Young's yesterday.

DMMP
DMMP

@Seamus Oatis  So far this spring, EYJ hasn't been hitting, and apparently also hasn't been fielding either.  Meanwhile, Lagares has been doing everything right.  There should be no doubt if he keeps it up, while EYJ continues to struggle... That he will be the opening day CF starter.  Also worth noting is if Flores excels hitting this spring and can field SS decently enough.  Could also be the starting SS.

hankypanky
hankypanky

It's a business decision based on control and money in the future. In case you haven't heard, baseball is a business.u

whizz17
whizz17

The business is about winning. Sending Dice K and Lannahan to the mound does not give you a better chance of winning than starting Syndergaard. If you are in the business to save money than sell the team, you should always want to win.if you win you will make money and your business will be better.

Gregg Squire
Gregg Squire

@RockMarz  Would putting rear-ends in the seats now for Syndergaard's starts make them money?  I say yes.  Far more than the barren wasteland that is Citi Field when John Lannan struts to the hill this year.  


RockMarz
RockMarz

A smart business also looks long term.