Noah Syndergaard is set to undergo Tommy John surgery after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. The injury will almost certainly force him to miss the start of the 2021 season. The timing of this injury is awful for the New York Mets.
The Mets were on the verge of having to make a long-term decision on Syndergaard. They were likely going to either have to sign him to an extension or trade him this season (assuming there is a season in 2020). New York only has Syndergaard under team control through 2021 and now he'll be coming off major surgery.
Syndergaard was set to be one of the most attractive trade pieces on the market this summer. He could have netted the Mets a really nice return and now he's off the board.
In 2019, Syndergaard went 10-8 with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP, with 202 strikeouts and 50 walks in 197.2 innings.