By now, most fans have heard that Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard had went directly to the GM about the preference of having either Tomas Nido or Rene Rivera catch him rather than their regular catcher Wilson Ramos.
Syndergaard has taken the mound 15 times this season with Wilson Ramos behind the dish and has posted an ERA of 5.09 while posting an ERA just north of 2, to the combination of Nido and Rivera. Overall, the tall right hander owns a 10-7 record while posting a 4.06 ERA and striking out 176 batters in 175 innings pitched.
“We’re a family down there,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “In a family dynamic, relationships have to be managed and we have to bring out the best of each person on a daily basis. That’s what we’ll continue to do.”
This comes a day after a 10-7 loss where Syndergaard gave up four runs in five innings to the Philadelphia Phillies in a very heated race for the second Wild Card spot with the Mets currently 3.5 games back, one behind the Phillies. However, it looks like the Mets will not give into Noah’s request and that begins to raise questions on a potential move.
Will this be the end of Noah Syndergaard’s tenure with the Orange & Blue? It’s really hard to say since the relationship between Syndergaard and Brodie Van Wagenen has been pretty tumultuous since the GM’s hiring. However, I’d bet on him sticking around.