Two Mets (Pick one)
Here’s the thing about the Mets. With the way the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals are playing, there is no way that they will reach contention. Right now, they have an overload of starters. Two of them have been top targets since the season has started. The Colorado Rockies do need to find someone who can fill the role of ace because Jon Gray still isn’t cutting it right now.
Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard
There is a slim to none chance that this could happen. This is only because of the fact that rumors are looming that deGrom wants to go long-term with the Mets. However, the Mets may not be feeling the same way because of the payout that he’ll most likely want. Whoever gets deGrom (if he were to be traded) will have control over him until 2021. He’s the perfect ace material pitcher a team like the Rockies need.
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deGrom is a two-time All-Star and is definitely showing that he’s got more in the tank. His pitching WAR is higher than any Rockies pitcher this season at 6.0. deGrom has been incredible this season despite not getting anything back from his team. He currently has a 1.68 ERA (pitching in 123.1 innings) along with 149 strikeouts. The crazy thing is we’ve only just started the second half of the season.
With the stats he is showing now, think about what he could do this half if he were with the Rockies. deGrom is easily a Cy Young candidate this season and could dominate the NL West as a Rockie.
Once again, here’s a total stretch, but it could be an idea in the making. Noah Syndergaard is another starter that is true ace material for the Colorado Rockies. If a trade were to happen, the Rockies would once again most likely have to give up a bundle of prospects in order to even capture the Mets’ attention.
Syndergaard is another ripe for the picking starter within the Mets organization. Like deGrom, Syndergaard was having a great year before his latest odd injury. He currently has a 6-1 record with a 2.89 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 74.2 innings so far. Over his past four years with the Mets, he’s been a force to be reckoned with and it appears that 2018 will be business as usual for him.
Syndergaard is second in command behind deGrom, but clearly ace material for a team that desperately needs a solid starter aka the Colorado Rockies.