1. Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard
The Mets have been in turmoil since the season started. During the offseason, the Mets claimed they were the team to beat in the NL East, but have yet to show that kind of ability, currently 13.5 games behind the Braves, virtually eliminated from any playoff hopes. With the harsh reality in front of the Mets, they have decided to maximize the talent they do have on the roster.
Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are the two prized jewels of the trade market so far. deGrom is coming off the NL Cy Young award where his record was 10-9 but his ERA was just 1.70. He seems less of a possibility of the pair of Mets pitcher. The haul for deGrom would be historic, and I don’t think the Braves are too keen on setting the Mets up for the future.
Syndergaard is a different story. He’s a player who the Braves may have to take a long look at and consider what the Mets are asking for. If the Braves could get another veteran starter who has World Series experience, that would be all the better for this rotation. I don’t think the asking price for Syndergaard would be cheap either, but a lot less than what Jacob deGrom would cost.