On Tuesday night, Major League Baseball’s best players took the field at the All-Star Game in Cleveland.
The American League took home yet another All-Star Game win, besting the National League by a final score of 4-3.
Just hours after the All-Star festivities concluded, rumors of a trade involving a star pitcher began to arise.
New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard has been the subject of trade rumors following the Mets’ tumultuous first-half.
Now, it looks like the talks are intensifying.
According to MLB insider Jon Morosi, the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros are both on the hunt for a pitcher to add to their rotation.
Multiple teams have reached out to Mets about Noah Syndergaard’s availability
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The Mets are likely to move on from pitcher Zack Wheeler, who is in the last year of his contract. Trading Syndergaard, however, won’t be an easy task.
New York will likely want a king’s ransom for the 2016 All-Star, but Syndergaard is in the midst of his worst professional season.
Syndergaard compiled a 2.93 ERA over his first four season. However, that ERA has ballooned to 4.68 in 17 starts for the Mets this season.
Despite his struggles, MLB teams will look at his overall body of work – as one of the best pitchers in the National League.