The New York-Mets agreed to a one-year deal with Noah Syndergaard announced Tuesday, avoiding payroll arbitration with one of their most famous players. The deal is worth $ 9.7 million, according to sources. Syndergaard paid the same salary last season on a proportional distribution basis.
The New York-Mets have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding payroll arbitration with one of the most famous players.
Syndergaard paid the same salary in proportion last season, but missed it altogether after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in March. Sandy Alderson, president of Mets, recently said June 2021 returns are “reasonable expectations” For Cinderguard who is continuing to rehabilitate.
Given that Syndergaard will reach free agents after the 2021 season, how Syndergaard returns from surgery is important for his short-term and long-term future.
“I’ve heard he’s on schedule or a little ahead of schedule,” Mets coach Luis Rojas said last week. “You know how Noah works and does it. He’s a diligent man who was going to face this surgery and rehab in the best way you can face. He is doing it as we expected. “
Regardless of his timeline, Syndergaard considers it an important part of Mets’ 2021 plan. Jacob DeGrom is locked in as the team’s ace, with Marcus Stroman behind him. The team is actively investigating free agents and the trade market for additional support for starting pitchers.It can take the form of another frontline starter Trevor Bauer etc. Or any number of less weapons. After Marcus Stroman, the Mets’ current top starting options include David Peterson, Steven Matz, and Sesurgo.
On paper, Cinderguard provides a higher ceiling than any of them. Syndergaard has been the most difficult starting pitcher in baseball since the 2015 rookie season, averaging 98 mph on a four-seam fastball throughout his career. Overall, he achieved 3.31 ERA in five seasons at 47-30, hitting 9.7 batters per nine innings. But much of his success, including nearly half of his career wins, came to him in his first two big league seasons. Syndergaard struggled with injuries in 2017 and 2018 and struggled with 4.28 ERA the following season.
Agreeing to the same salary that Syndergaard paid in 2021 in 20 is a concession to the fact that he missed a year due to an injury.
The right-handed player was one of the 14 players eligible for arbitration at the Mets this winter. In addition to Cinderguard, the team has already signed contracts with Matz, relief Jacob Burns and outfielder Guillermo Heredia. Mets does not bid on another rescuer, Chasen Shreve, and is ready to negotiate with everyone else.
The most intriguing of them is outfielder Michael Conforto, who will become a free agent after next season.Alderson spoke openly His desire to discuss a long-term contract extension with ComfortHowever, agent Scott Boras pointed out that such discussions are unlikely to begin until the second half of the off-season.
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