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Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | LAS VEGAS - As the industry trickles into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in advance of Monday's winter meetings, the Mets' highest-profile pursuits have lost a degree of momentum, at least temporarily.

The team is highly motivated to acquire Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the Marlins' steep asking price has left some Mets people feeling less optimistic about a deal getting done. Because nearly half the league wants Realmuto, the Marlins feel justified in asking for two controllable major league pieces, like Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo (Michael Conforto has only three years of control remaining before free agency, so he is less of a fit for the rebuilding Marlins).

Despite the tricky fit, expect GM Brodie Van Wagenen to continue to explore every possible way to make a Realmuto deal work.

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Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said Tuesday at Citi Field that it would take a "very special circumstance" to trade Noah Syndergaard.

The Mets have reportedly been listening to trade proposals for Syndergaard since the GM Meetings in early November.

"Syndergaard is critical to what we're trying to do now," Van Wagenen explained. "It would have to be very special circumstances for us to even consider moving him."

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Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets will introduce Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano during a press conference at Citi Field on Tuesday at 11 a.m., which you can watch live via SNY on Twitter and Facebook. 

With step 1 of the offseason plan done, here are five questions GM Brodie Van Wagenen should answer...

Are you serious about trading Noah Syndergaard and, if not, have you seen any interest in Zack Wheeler?

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Seattle Mariners first baseman Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Mariners first baseman Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | TwitterWith pretty much all of the details of the Mets' blockbuster trade with the Mariners now known, let's take a look at how the deal will impact the Mets' payroll in both the short and long-term...

What we know

The Mets will acquire Robinson CanoEdwin Diaz, and $20 million from the Mariners in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, and Gerson Bautista.

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McNeil, Wheeler on trade rumors 00:01:04
New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and second baseman Jeff McNeil address recent trade rumors surrounding Robinson Cano, Noah Syndergaard.

Offseason trade rumors have surrounded the Mets early this offseason, with RHP Noah Syndergaard among them. Being a flame-throwing starter that has had tremendous success early on in his career, there is no wonder why multiple teams would be interested in trading for him. 

But fellow starter RHP Zack Wheeler doesn't want to see him in any jersey but the Mets. 

"I'd rather have him on the team," Wheeler told reporters at the Mets Holiday Shopping Spree in Queens on Wednesday. "He's a power guy that is part of this staff and I think we can do a lot of good things with him out there on the mound."

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My understanding, after talking to MLB insiders during early November, is that to trade Noah Syndergaard, the Mets need to get back a comparable, elite position player that can help them win now.

For instance, a Rockies source indicated that they may soon begin listening to offers for Nolan Arenado if they believe he can't be signed to a contract extension. He also confirmed their interest in Syndergaard. So, though he didn't say it, it's easy to see a direct line between swapping these two guys, giving the Mets the best third baseman in baseball for one season, while Colorado can justify moving him by getting a dominant, Cy Young caliber star under contract for three more years.

That said, while it's fun to imagine this type of blockbuster, I'm not yet convinced Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen actually wants to trade Thor, which I explain in more detail at the end of this post. However, if he is prepared to make a deal right now, I see the following two teams as the best fit...

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Aug 12, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Aug 12, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | Noah Syndergaard remains very available, but the Mets are still waiting for an offer that appeals to them. The team is anticipating a lot of action on Syndergaard heading into the winter meetings.

As of today, the Yankees and Reds are definitely not in on Syndergaard, despite their need for starting pitching.

The Rockies and Brewers have shown some interest, but there is skepticism that Colorado would be able to assemble a package strong enough to nab Syndergaard...

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Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Mets and Padres have been talking for weeks about a Noah Syndergaard trade, and now we have our first specific tidbit: San Diego has told the Mets that top infield prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is untouchable, according to major league sources.

The teams have discussed catcher Austin Hedges.

The Mets remain open to moving Syndergaard, but are still looking for the right offer. If that offer fails to materialize they will keep him...

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Sep 24, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes (7) doubles during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Sep 24, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes (7) doubles during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

The Mets should be looking to improve their bullpen, as well as add an everyday catcher, at least one impact hitter and depth beneath the entire roster.

Here are the latest headlines and rumblings from each of the above markets, followed by my take on how things currently stand and may shake out...

The power-hitting, everyday position player

 

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The Mets are seeing significant trade interest in 26-year-old RHP Noah SyndergaardSNY's Andy Martino reported on Friday, adding that a potential Syndergaard trade this offseason is a real possibility.

My understanding, after talking to MLB insiders this past weekend, is that to move Syndergaard, the Mets would need to get back a comparable, elite position player able to help the team win in 2019.

Along those lines, it would mean Brodie Van Wagnen getting back a position player projected to produce around 4.0 WAR and likely fill a current hole, such as third base, center field or catcher...

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | As the Mets continue to discuss trading Noah Syndergaard, the team is also exploring potential free agent starting pitchers to replace him, according to major league sources.

Trading Syndergaard -- which is no sure thing to happen, even though the Mets are exploring it -- would only be one piece in a larger strategy. The Mets could obtain a package of prospects and major leaguers for Syndergaard, then replace him with a free agent such as Patrick Corbin, J.A. Happ, Dallas Keuchel, or Nathan Eovaldi.

Those pitchers are all in the mix for the Yankees, too; Happ and Corbin are particular targets in the Bronx. The Yankees, by the way, do not expect to pursue Syndergaard, per sources...

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Apr 22, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) throws in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Scuteri)
Apr 22, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) throws in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Scuteri)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | As the Mets continue to discuss trading Noah Syndergaard, the team is also exploring potential free agent starting pitchers to replace him, according to major league sources. And that could have an impact on the Yankees. 

Trading Syndergaard -- which is no sure thing to happen, even though the Mets are exploring it -- would only be one piece in a larger strategy. The Mets could obtain a package of prospects and major leaguers for Syndergaard, then replace him with a free agent such as Patrick Corbin, J.A. Happ, Dallas Keuchel, or Nathan Eovaldi

Those pitchers are all in the mix for the Yankees, too; Happ and Corbin are particular targets in the Bronx. The Yankees, by the way, do not expect to pursue Syndergaard, per sources.

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Sep 7, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) throws to first base to retire Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (not pictured) during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Sep 7, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) throws to first base to retire Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chris Archer (not pictured) during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

The Mets should be looking to improve their bullpen, as well as add an everyday catcher, at least one impact hitter and depth beneath the entire roster.

Here are the latest headlines and rumblings from each of the above markets, followed by my take on how things currently stand and may shake out...

The everyday catcher

 

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Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets are receiving significant trade interest in Noah Syndergaard, SNY's Andy Martino reported on Friday, adding that a potential Syndergaard trade this offseason is "a real possibility."

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Sunday that the Mets' "end game" in a Syndergaard trade would not necessarily be simply acquiring high-end prospects, of which the interested Padres have many.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | On its face, the idea that a team trying to contend in 2019 would trade a 26-year-old ace-level pitcher who won't be a free agent until 2021 is crazy. But if the Mets aren't going to be in on the Manny Machado's and Bryce Harper's of the world via free agency, their best shot to get a potential impact bat (and more) right now could be dealing Syndergaard...

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Mets priorities this offseason 00:02:33
Jeff Wilpon and Mickey Callaway talk Jacob deGrom, what the Mets need to do this offseason, and the possibility of a Noah Syndergaard trade.

Jeff Wilpon provided music to Mets fans' ears at the Annual Turkey Giveaway on Friday. 

The team owner and COO was asked how aggressive the Mets plan to be this offseason in improving the roster, to which Wilpon responded, "aggressive."

"I mean we have to win more games," he said.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

As the Mets prepare for contract extension talks with Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, they are receiving significant trade interest in Noah Syndergaard, according to major league sources. A Syndergaard trade could be their way to add high-end talent, while still trying to contend in 2019.

SNY reported last summer that the San Diego Padres and Mets talked about a Syndergaard trade, and could revisit the subject in the offseason. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, that has indeed happened. Our sources add that while the Padres weren't aggressive enough in July for talks to become serious, they are expected to go harder after Syndergaard now.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets should be looking to improve their bullpen, as well as add an everyday catcher, at least one impact hitter and depth beneath the entire roster.

Here are the latest headlines and rumblings from each of the above markets, followed by my take on how things currently stand and may shake out...

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New York Mets Noah Syndergaard delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets Noah Syndergaard delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets GM Brodie Van Waganen said he believes Noah Syndergaard will be a key player for the Mets going forward, but that hasn't stopped other teams from expressing interest in the power-throwing pitcher.

The San Diego Padres, who last year had MLB.com's top-ranked farm system, have reportedly remained interested in trading for Synderaard, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

The Padres in July reached out to the Mets regarding Syndergaard, who went 13-4 with a 3.03 ERA in 25 starts last season, but nothing came about it.

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo thinks the Mets are "getting the best of both worlds" with agent-turned-GM Brodie Van Wagenen.  

"I think you're gonna get someone who's really in to the analytics -- knows how to read 'em -- but also has that baseball mindset where he's gonna let the analytics kind of help him make baseball decisions and not the other way around," Nimmo said. "So I think we're getting the best of both worlds in that. I'm excited to see what he's gonna do."

Nimmo, who said he has spoken with Van Wagenen, cited his intelligence, but also seemed excited that the new GM had played the game before -- with Nimmo saying Van Wagenen was an injury shy of playing in the pros...

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Coming off a down year where he was limited to just 102 games because of a shoulder injury, the Cubs are open to trading 3B Kris Bryant, reports ESPN's Buster Olney.

According to Olney, The Cubs -- who have failed to agree on a long-term extension with Bryant, who is repped by Scott Boras -- could trade Bryant this winter.

With Bryant and Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard both arbitration-eligible through 2021 before being eligible for free agency, a swap of the two could make sense...

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New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen poses for photographs at CitiField Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen poses for photographs at CitiField Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The 2018 GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA have officially come to a close on Thursday, with each team's GM heading back to their respective cities to gear up for the Winter Meetings next month. 

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen was at the meetings for the first time in his new role, and though he had to walk back a few comments, we learned a lot about what he plans on doing this offseason. Also, SNY's Andy Martino got some inside scoops on what players the Mets could be targeting as well.

Here are the top storylines from the meetings...

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Van Wagenen talks Boras, Tebow 00:02:37
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen reveals he has actually met Scott Boras and updates his position on trading Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom.

On Tuesday, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen told SNY's Andy Martino that he was open to all avenues this offseason, including the prospect of trading away the team's two top rotation arms in Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.. 

Well, that's not exactly what he meant. 

During his media session at the GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA on Wednesday, Van Wagenen walked back on that claim, saying both righty aces are extremely valuable to the franchise, and a deal won't be getting done. At least, not by the end of the meetings.

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Van Wagenen open to trading aces 00:05:06
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen discusses how he isn't ruling out trading aces Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard for the right price.

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen has expressed his want to win next season, and he is exploring all avenues to create a roster to achieve that goal.

And all avenues includes the prospect of trading RHP Jacob deGrom and RHP Noah Syndergaard

In an in-depth interview with SNY's Andy Martino at the GM Meetings, Van Wagenen responded to Martino's question about a potential trade for deGrom or Syndergaard saying nothing has been taken out of the cards just yet. 

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Brodie Van Wagenen has switched sides at the bargaining table, going from being an agent at CAA to the Mets' new GM. On Tuesday, Todd Frazier became the first of Van Wagenen's clients to weigh in on the switch.

"I've known him a very long time," Frazier told Matt Ehalt of The Record. "He is a great person who's also really smart and knows the game well. This is a great start for us going into the offseason."

Van Wagenen said during his introductory press conference on Tuesday that he had spoken to a number of his former clients about the move, and suggested they were happy about it...

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New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, right, responds to questions during a news conference to announce Brodie Van Wagenen as the Mets' new General Manager Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, right, responds to questions during a news conference to announce Brodie Van Wagenen as the Mets' new General Manager Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Van Wagenen Era in Mets history officially started earlier Tuesday afternoon and with roughly two weeks before the GM Meetings and six weeks before the Winter Meetings

During his introductory press conference, Brodie Van Wagenen could not have been more clear about his expectations for 2019.

"The goal is to win right now," he repeatedly said.

He did not, however, detail his plan to make that happen. To do so, he'll need to have a firm plan in place to address the following four issues to achieve his goal...

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In the event the Mets' new front office decides to trade a top starting pitcher, I'm sad to say Noah Syndergaard should be the one to go...

I'd prefer the Mets do nothing, keep their rotation in tact, and rely on cash -- not trades -- to add position players from the free agent market, such as 26-year-old superstar 3B-SS Manny Machado.

However, if due to budget or ideology they need to swap players, I'd hold my nose and deal Syndergaard because he will bring back the most talent of the guys able to be replaced on the open market...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Before their season-ending 4-3 loss to the Red Sox Tuesday night in Game 4 of the ALDS, the Yankees put out a call for the 'Avengers' on Twitter, saying it was 'all on the line.'

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (AKA Thor), who has been voyaging around Europe -- where he became a Viking -- had a response to the Yankees on Wednesday morning.

Click below to see...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Before their season-ending 4-3 loss to the Red Sox Tuesday night in Game 4 of the ALDS, the Yankees put out a call for the 'Avengers' on Twitter, saying it was 'all on the line.'

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (AKA Thor), who has been voyaging around Europe -- where he became a Viking -- had a response to the Yankees on Wednesday morning.

Click below to see...

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New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP)

Noah Syndergaard is frolicking around Ireland, and he gave Mets fans a shock Wednesday when he posted a photo on Instagram of him in the barber's chair.

Before Syndergaard could reveal the finished result -- he got a bit taken off the sides as he prepares for a role as a Viking in a History Channel show (yes, that's really happening), fans took to Twitter to freak out over the possibility that Thor was having all of his locks chopped off.

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Noah finishes strong 00:01:32
On the final day of the season, Jose Reyes bid farewell to Mets fans and Noah Syndergaard tossed a complete game shutout over the Marlins.

Noah Syndergaard shut down the Marlins' bats in a 1-0 shutout on Sunday afternoon to cap the Mets' 2018 season.

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The guys talk 2019 00:02:21
Gary and Keith discuss the key decisions that lay ahead for the Mets organization heading into next season

Noah Syndergaard pitched the first shutout of his career and the Mets ended their season with a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Syndergaard (13-4) allowed five hits and struck out six while tossing 101 pitches, including 78 for strikes. He finished the year by going 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA with two complete games this month. The right-hander went 11-3 over his final 17 starts and finished 2018 with a 3.03 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 155 strikeouts in 154 1/3 innings. Mets pitching held the Marlins scoreless over the final 24 innings of the series.

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The guys talk 2019 00:02:21
Gary and Keith discuss the key decisions that lay ahead for the Mets organization heading into next season

The Mets capped off their 2018 season with a 1-0 win over the Marlins as Noah Syndergaard tossed a shutout at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon. 

For a full box score of the game, click here

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Syndergaard scattered five hits over his complete game. Thor collected six strikeouts over the game as he put the best of final statements on his season.

2) Todd Frazier drove in the Mets only run on the day with an RBI double to left to score Jeff McNeil

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets manager Mickey Callaway sent starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard home after he threw six scoreless innings on just 89 pitches in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves because Syndergaard was feeling "sick all day."

Syndergaard, who retired eight of the final nine batters he faced, left with the Mets up 3-0, however New York's bullpen allowed four runs in the seventh inning and three in the eighth.

Syndergaard struck out five batters and allowed just three hits and two walks, lowering his ERA to 3.22. 

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Gary, Keith and Ron on bullpen 00:01:47
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling talk about what the Mets need to do to improve the bullpen heading into next season.

The Mets' bullpen allowed seven runs over the final three innings during a 7-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Robert Gsellman (6-2) retired one batter and was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on two hits and a walk. An error by center-fielder Austin Jackson helped the Braves load the bases with one out. Drew Smith uncorked a run-scoring wild pitch and surrendered a go-ahead two-run single to Ronald Acuña Jr. to put Atlanta ahead, 4-3. Jerry Blevins allowed three runs -- two earned -- in the eighth, including a two-run shot by Ozzie Albies.

 

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New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets begin their final homestand of the season when they face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets notes

The Mets will finish this season with a better record on the road (40-41) than at home (33-42). ... New York's minus-28 run differential is the fifth-worst in the National League. ... The Mets have a 3.61 ERA in September, which is fifth among all NL teams in that span.

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Apr 9, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland (left) talks with Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (right) on the pitchers mound in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins during a MLB baseball game at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Apr 9, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland (left) talks with Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (right) on the pitchers mound in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins during a MLB baseball game at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Near the trade deadline, rumors of the Mets dealing away some of their top-tier starters were swirling around Flushing. And rightfully so considering the Mets weren't ticketed for the postseason. 

Initially, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard were of high interest, but the Mets eventually walked that back. They didn't, however, take Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz off the table. At the end of the day, no trade was ever struck and the rotation stayed how it was. 

Pitching coach Dave Eiland was a happy camper. 

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The guys talk Syndergaard 00:01:44
Gary & Ron discuss Noah Syndergaard's inconsistency of late and what adjustments he needs to make to become a complete pitcher

Noah Syndergaard allowed two homers over four innings and the Mets offense mustered six hits in a 4-0 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday night at Citzens Bank Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Syndergaard (12-4) was charged with three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six in four innings.

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Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Noah Syndergaard (34) Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard was brilliant in his last outing against the Red Sox, but he couldn't seem to channel that Wednesday night in Philadelphia. 

Syndergaard saw an early exit after allowing three runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out six over four innings of work. 

It was the long ball that did Thor in. In the bottom of the first, Rhys Hoskins mashed a solo homer to right center field. Then, after working out of trouble in the third, Odubel Herrera crushed a two-run homer to right to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead. 

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Noah and HRs take Mets over Sox 00:01:25
A dominating Noah Syndergaard was backed by four home runs in Boston, as the Mets took down the Red Sox on Friday at Fenway Park, 8-0.

The Mets hit four home runs to back Noah Syndergaard's seven-inning outing in an 8-0 victory over the Red Sox on Friday.

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Gary, Keith, and Ron on Bruce 00:01:39
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling look at the success Jay Bruce has had since his return from the DL, and what it means for 2019.

Noah Syndergaard pitched seven scoreless frames and the Mets hit four home runs en route to an 8-0 victory over the Red Sox on Friday in the first of three games at Fenway Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Austin Jackson, Jay Bruce, Amed Rosario, and Jeff McNeil all contributed home runs, but Bruce led the way with four RBI. Bruce drove in the Mets' first run in the first inning before launching a three-run blast two innings later to make it 4-0. Jackson and Rosario each homered in the eighth inning -- Jackson hit a two-run homer while Rosario had a solo home run. 

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Gary & Keith discuss the impact Jay Bruce has made since his return to the Mets lineup

Tomas Nido hit a three-run, bases-clearing double, Todd Frazier homered and collected four RBI, and the Mets' offense backed Noah Syndergaard in a 10-5 win over the Phillies on Saturday night.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Tomas Nido kickstarted the Mets' offense with his three-run double in the second inning, marking the first of three consecutive innings of Mets scoring. Todd Frazier blasted a three-run home run in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to cap off a four-RBI day, while Jay Bruce hit an RBI single in the fourth and Brandon Nimmo drove in the Mets' ninth run of the game in the sixth inning. Two innings later, Michael Conforto hit his 22nd home run of the season.

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Aug 22, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 22, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (63-77) continue a three-game series against division-rival Phillies (74-66) on Saturday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Mets notes

The Mets have won four of their last six games and are 5-5 in their last 10 games. ... Since the All-Star break, the Mets have scored 217 runs since the All-Star break, tied for the third-most in the NL and tied for the eighth-most in the majors. ... Jeff McNeil has hit safely in 19 of his last 20 starts and has reached base safely in each of those 20 starts.

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Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard helps his own cause with a solo home run in the top of the third inning.

With the Mets in LA to play the Dodgers, it's a good time to look back at May 2016 when Noah Syndergaard hit two home-runs in a Mets 4-3 win.

"What's next?" former Mets 2B Neil Walker asked reporters after the game. "He goes out there, he's throwing 100 and he's hitting home runs at night to the opposite field at Dodger Stadium. Those are legendary type things. It was a really good night for the kid. ... The guy's an animal, on and off the field. You never know when he takes the mound what you're going to get. He's a big, strong kid. He's Thor."

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports)

By focusing on his secondary pitches, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard showed how strong of a pitcher he is capable of being.

Syndergaard tied a season high of 11 strikeouts -- just four of which coming on a fastball or sinker -- and threw his first-career complete game in Sunday's 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

"I kind of worked backwards for the most part," said Syndergaard, who allowed one run and two hits. "I feel their game plan was to come up and jump on the fastball."

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Gary and Keith talk Thor 00:02:21
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss Noah Syndergaard's first career complete game and the importance of starters going deeper in games.

Noah Syndergaard matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts during the first complete game of his career as the Mets topped the Giants, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Syndergaard (10-3) surrendered a run on two hits and a walk while throwing 114 pitches, including a career-high 87 strikes. The previous longest outing of his career came against the Pirates on June 15, 2016 when he tossed 8 1/3 innings. Syndergaard did not allow a hit after the fourth inning and retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced. Jay Bruce's throwing error allowed Brandon Belt to reach safely with one out in the seventh.

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Sep 1, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) hits a RBI fly ball during the eleventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Sep 1, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) hits a RBI fly ball during the eleventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

The Mets (60-75) will wrap up their road trip in the series finale against the Giants (68-69) on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games. ...The Mets rank first in the NL with a .336 on-base percentage, which is also good for second in the MLB. ...New York has 25 homers over their last 19 games.

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Zack Wheeler has been pitching like an ace since June, while Noah Syndergaard's last six starts have arguably been the worst of his career as he works through an up-and-down season that has been marred by some health issues. 

With Wheeler finally putting it all together and Syndergaard struggling, should the Mets be more excited about the future potential of Wheeler? SNY.tv's Matthew Cerrone and Danny Abriano discuss...

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Aug 27, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Aug 27, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard expects to dominate. After not doing so again on Monday night, he called his season "disappointing."

"I just feel like every five days right now I'm just kind of wasting my ability to throw a baseball," Syndergaard said after allowing four runs on nine hits while walking three and striking out six in six innings against the Cubs. "My stuff's too good to go out there and go six innings and give up four runs with nine base hits. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense."

Syndergaard missed roughly two months earlier this season due to a finger injury, but was strong after returning on July 13, allowing two runs total during his first two starts back while walking two and striking out seven in 10 innings...

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The guys talk Syndergaard 00:02:34
Gary and Ron discuss why Noah Syndergaard may not be as dominant a pitcher as he has been in the past.

Jerry Blevins allowed a go-ahead double by Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning as the Mets fell to the Cubs, 7-4, on Monday night at Wrigley Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Blevins (1-2) did not retire a batter in the seventh inning and was charged with two runs on three hits. He allowed consecutive doubles to Anthony Rizzo, which was aided by instant replay, and Zobrist before yielding an infield single to Jason Heyward.

 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs, nine hits and three walks in a no-decision Monday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, settling down after running into trouble in the third inning.

The 12 batters that reached base safely against Syndergaard were the most he allowed in a game this season, as the 25-year-old hasn't been the dominant pitcher he's shown he's capable of being.

In the month of August, Syndergaard is 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA, allowing 20 runs, 41 hits and 10 walks in 38 innings. 

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