Houston Astros: Team’s latest stance on a future Noah Syndergaard deal

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard who is reportedly being targeted by the Houston Astros (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard who is reportedly being targeted by the Houston Astros (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The Houston Astros are far from giving up on their quest to trade for Noah Syndergaard. What’s the latest on their pursuit? Let’s examine this a bit more.

Houston Astros fans — we’re getting ever so closer to the MLB trade deadline!  Before we know it, we’ll be finding who will be the newest member of the Houston Astros ballclub that the franchise will acquire by trade.

Do you have any doubts that a deal will get done?  I have absolutely none whatsoever. Come on, this is the Jeff Luhnow era, he eats deadlines for breakfast and I don’t expect anything different this time around.

But if the Houston Astros were to somehow allow the deadline to pass without bringing in some help, I’d be shocked because the team would’ve squandered an opportunity to improve their roster when it was there.

As Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says — it’s also in his Twitter bio — that “opportunity is not a lengthy visitor,” meaning that one must pounce whenever the situation warrants.  There may be some risk but it’s far greater than if one were to sit on the sidelines and do nothing at all.

That’s what I appreciate out of both Luhnow and Morey — always willing to swing for the fences to make their teams better.  They’ve batted pretty damn over their tenure so I trust immensely that both know what they’re doing.

But what’s the skinny on Noah Syndergaard, the latest potential addition for the Houston Astros?

According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo as well as Anthony Rieber of Newsday, they indicate that the New York Mets are working hard toward trading Syndergaard before the deadline.

DiComo mentions the Houston Astros as “pessimistic” that a pact will be made before the deadline.  The New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins were also reportedly in on Syndergaard as well but nothing has come to fruition as things getting close to being signed on the dotted line.

Although Syndergaard hasn’t pitched his best this season, it would be expected that his numbers will improve once he has a change of scenery.  His run support has absolutely sucked this season and it gives credence as to why he’s lagging behind the best of the best.

Obviously, teams know that he’s just fine and they want to bring him into their pitching stable.

I’m positive the Mets want something that the Houston Astros won’t give up like…uh…Kyle

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Tucker?  Even though he hasn’t had the coming out party that we’d expected, he still has tons of value and should be placed in vault with tighter security than Fort Knox.

I’m kind of fed up Forrest Whitley but it’s best that he stay put as well.  I’m not giving him up unless the haul is massive in return.  He continues to struggle amid a string of injuries and also a recent violation of PED use.  I honestly would prefer to see him eventually pitch in this organization but his ETA continues to be littered with setbacks.

Anyway, if the Houston Astros can’t get something done with Syndergaard, there’s plenty of talent available as they are still reportedly in on Matthew Boyd and lefty starter Robbie Ray.

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Let’s see what happens!

Syndergaard, 26, possesses a 7-5 record, a 4.33 ERA while tossing 126 strikeouts off 61 earned runs through 126.2 innings pitched in 20 starts.  His 3.64 FIP and 1.26 WHIP remain steady yet tepid compared to his overall body of work in his career.