Colorado Rockies Receive: RHP Noah Syndergaard
New York Mets Receive: 3B Nolan Arenado
Bring on the comment section. I know the Rockies are working hard at getting Arenado signed long-term, and I know that he is a more valuable player overall than Syndergaard given that he plays into the outcome of 150 or so games versus 30-32 for a starting pitcher. But let me ask you this.
Would you take a minimum of three years of Noah Syndergaard over one of Arenado?
I would, especially if that’s all you’re giving up. Yes, Nolan is a lot to give up, but if he’s not signed, getting Noah-freaking-Sydergaard in return is an absolute steal.
Then if you get him, you can spend some of that Nolan money locking up Thor.
It would be tough to see Arenado go, but the sting won’t be nearly as bad. And in the case of the Mets, they get a bonafide megastar, top-5 player in baseball who would help them compete in 2019.
If this deal were to take place, it would actually give the Rockies an extreme amount of flexibility in free agency. They could even bring in the likes of Josh Donaldson on a short term deal to sure up third base, and in that case, if Donaldson were to stay healthy, you have a better team with him and Syndergaard than you do with only Arenado.
Things to ponder, Rockies fans.