Noah Syndergaard spoke to reporters before Tuesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in regards to there being a “livid” meeting between the Mets star pitcher and upper management.
While he did acknowledge that he did indeed meet with upper management, however Syndergaard felt it was a “cordial” and “adult” meeting. Syndergaard has this to say “the whole idea that we had a ‘livid’ conversation or that I was ‘livid’ with conversation, that’s completely false.”
Syndergaard added “We had a very cordial and adult conversation about the matter. As far as Wilson, I have nothing but respect for the guy, that doesn’t change our relationship between one another, he busts his ass everyday and I have the ultimate respect for him.”
However, he also said in reference to Jacob deGrom’s and Devin Mesaraco’s relationship on field, “What those two did last year was like watching Bob Ross paint a painting, he said. “It was artful.”
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.
I thought it got a little interesting when Syndergaard also said that his “main concern was having an open dialogue with the front office and coaching staff.” Does this mean that there have been issues with communication between Front Office and Syndergaard in the past? While I personally feel that this is nothing and probably should have never caught wind, I do also understand why anyone would be concerned about the situation.
Syndergaard has been great throughout his career so far and it’s been a blast watching him play as well as watching him growing up, not only him but with a lot of these kids. While I’m a big fan and advocate of Ramos and him remaining with the Mets as well, I don’t see why the team isn’t giving into Thor’s request. I don’t see this as a egotistical request or move, I mean, just look at those numbers.