Since losing to the San Francisco Giants on the 21st July, the New York Mets are the hottest team in baseball, winning 13 of their last 15 games and muscling their way into the heart of an intense National League wildcard race.
While the Mets will be losing very little next year and this deal puts the 2020 team in even better situation, it was a buyer-type acquisition that has more impact on the team’s battle to change the outcome of the season, and that’s one of the reasons why Syndergaard is not going anywhere.
Marcus Stroman was traded to the New York Mets on Sunday, three days before the trade deadline. The Mets gave up pitching prospects but improve rotation.
The Atlanta Braves have been linked with Marcus Stroman for several weeks now. Some thought Stroman’s start at Rogers Center on Wednesday was his last for the Toronto Blue Jays, but with a year left of club control, it is far from certain than the right-hander will be dealt before the 31st July trade deadline.
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins inherited a championship contender from Alex Anthopoulos for the 2016 season. However, three years later the Blue Jays are in the midst of a total teardown in hope of rebuilding a new title contending franchise.
Toronto Blue Jays are waiting for prospects to arrive in 2019, headlined by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. A wildcard spot is out of reach.