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LA Dodgers Reportedly Show Interest in Mets Noah Syndergaard

Thor would be a major acquisition for the Dodgers if they could pull it off.

According to Andy Martino of SNY Network, the Dodgers are expressing interest in right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

Syndergaard is one of the best young arms in the league, even though he has fallen off a bit this season. He holds a 4.33 ERA this season but is still limited hard contact, allowing just an 88th-percentile hard hit rate.

Thor would give the Dodgers the best rotation in the league with Ryu-Kershaw-Buehler-Syndergaard in a four-game series, with Kenta Maeda, Rich Hill, and Ross Stripling either moving to the pen or being traded.

Prior to this season, Syndergaard had never posted an earned run average above 3.24 in a full season. He is a special pitcher that would require a special price. Still, it would be worth it.

Finally, he is under team control for the next 2 plus seasons and would enter free agency in 2022.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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    • Tejada should’ve never attempted the DP and you don’t turn your back that close to the bag so late on the play. Perfectly legal slide at the time, It was only a big deal because of the nature of Tejada’s injury. Just like the Posey rule, a change resulting from out- of-position defensive play. There’s no crying in baseball.

  1. Any trade starts with Ruiz. Lux is untouchable and May is pretty close too, but I wouldn’t trade May for Syndergaard when he has a chance to be a pitcher of his caliber. Ruiz, Gonsolin, Downs, Stripling could be something thereabouts. Throw in Edwin and the Mets can have Josiah Gray.

  2. I’d expect many teams to be interested in acquiring Syndergaard, the Astros the Yankees and others. You would have to assemble quite a package of talent to outbid all the suitors who want to get this guy.

  3. I’am new to Baseball but already loving it. Can someone please explain me why would the Dodgers have a 4 man rotation in the play offs rather than 5 as in regular season? Is it about quality of number 5 or saving a roster spot for a positon player?

    • You pitch your best starters AND get them adequate rest. That’s the goal. The off days between games is different than the the regular season daily grind. Ergo more days off between games. This allows you to get by with three or four starters………for instance the Dodgers…………you can count on Ryu, then Buehler, then Kershaw………after that it will depend how much rest they can get Ryu before they have to play game four and how many innings did he pitch in game one, but they would like to use him again……..if they are forced to used a fourth starter, say Maeda or Stripling, it puts them in a position of weakness. Now if Rich Hill is back and healthy that could change things…………..

  4. Why make that move? With Urias slated for next year and I think they will sign Ryu where do they slot “Thor”? and Why spend that type of money and talent? Maeda frankly has comparable numbers and a very friendly contract. It makes no sense. And in my opinion, is again a rumor started by writers that feel they need to write Something!
    Look at the Dodgers next year. The only question mark is if they sign Ryu for the starting rotation. Kershaw, Buehler, Urias, Maeda are solid Stripling I am sure will compete do they sign Ryu? Los Angeles has a very large Korean fan base and Ryu has shown Cy Young award quality this year. If I were them I would sign him. No room for “Thor”…And May is in the wings and I think he will be special like Buehler and Urias.

    • tmaxster, I agree with Joe Torre when he said you can never have enough pitching. Hill is gone next year, and Maeda is slowing down, and we can only hope Kersh will be as good as he is now. Thor would fit in nicely as we slowly work May into a starting role. Maeda would go to the BP and be a long relief specialist. At present, I put little faith in Garcia, Floro, Kelly, and Baez – and believe me, it hurts to say that. Go Blue!!!!!!

    • If this is not just some rumor it does actually help the Dodgers. By acquiring another starter, someone like Syndegaard, you can then move one of our starters to the bullpen. It does solve the problem of adding a top quality relief pitcher to the team. Difference is it comes from our team. It is someone we already know can handle the pressure of being in these situations with us before ( a big plus). It’s not a bad move, but realistically, to me anyway, there is no way the other teams in the playoff chase with us are gonna sit back and let us ( the Dodgers) get Syndegaard. If the Mets are serious about moving him the list of teams who want him will be lonnnnnggggggg.

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