The New York Mets are reportedly considering a plan that would see them trade starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard to the San Diego Padres and then repackage some of the prospects to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for starter Marcus Stroman.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the update Saturday ahead of the July 31 MLB trade deadline.
The idea doesn't make much sense on the surface.
Syndergaard is two years younger than Stroman and is under team control for two additional years compared to just one for his Blue Jays counterpart.
The 26-year-old Texas native, who's affectionately nicknamed Thor because of his long hair, also presents more upside. He's posted a 3.21 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 699 strikeouts in 645 innings across 107 career appearances at the major league level.