Noah Syndergaard Rumors Explode – Seems Like a Very Real Chance He's Traded

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Noah Syndergaard Rumors Explode – Seems Like a Very Real Chance He’s Traded

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To be sure up front, I really don’t see a match with the Cubs on a Noah Syndergaard trade. Fun to do the dance and try to make it work, but with a full rotation of veterans, there isn’t going to be nearly the same impetus to use capital on acquiring him (even if you wanted him for the next two years, too) as there is going to be from other, much needier teams.

About those teams in a moment. First, the rumors, which just exploded:

The Yankees are an obvious team with interest, but you’ve gotta figure the Astros would be right up there, too. Both could easily make an attractive package.

It’s not hard to see the Brewers as interested, given the state of their rotation and lust for controlled players, but the right package would be really tough without including Keston Hiura, and I’m not sure they would (and I’m also not sure he’d be the Mets’ preference for a center piece). You could talk yourself into the Cardinals finding a fit for him, and maybe their recent surge would make them more likely to go for a splash.

The Phillies have been in on pitching rumors, and Syndergaard fits them better than a rental. Those in-division-trade challenges exist, though. Maybe some team like the Giants surprises everyone?

Wherever Syndergaard goes, because of his potential to be a truly exceptional pitcher (with the right club that can unlock it), the implications could be really significant. Here’s hoping he stays out of the NL Central …



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.