Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that the Houston Astros are not aggressively pursuing Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard, at the moment.
It’s being said the the Astros were always pessimistic when it came to acquiring the Texas born righty, however they are unwilling to part with one of baseball’s top prospects in outfielder Kyle Tucker.
While Tucker did poorly last year when he got a taste of baseball at the Major League level, the outfielder is ready to take over a spot. However, that may be easier said than done because of Houston’s jam packed outfield and lineup in general.
This season, Tucker hit 26 home runs in a very hitters friends Pacific Coast League (Triple-A) along with 22 stolen bases and a .261/.344/.558 slash line in 403 plate appearances so far.
There’s no word if an offer was ever on the table but clearly Kyle Tucker’s name was brought up, and I highly doubt it was for Wheeler or Vargas. When it comes to closer Edwin Diaz, I just don’t see the Astros being that desperate.