Remember when the New York Mets’ season was over just a few days ago following a 12-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays? Me neither.
The Daily News apparently thought all hope was lost in Queens as they released a series of articles speculating trades of Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard to the New York Yankees.
Those articles sent many Met fans into a panic and made Yankee fans think their team would never lose again. While readers were intrigued by the thought of two pitchers with Cy Young potential getting sent to their team’s biggest interleague rival, such a deal will never happen.
A lot can change over the course of 162 games, and to jump to conclusions of a lost year in May, not even 1/3 of the way through the season, is ridiculous.
The Mets quickly bounced back from that 12-1 loss, sweeping a weekend series from the first-place Diamondbacks.
In those three games both deGrom and Syndergaard displayed their best stuff and showed that the Mets can beat anyone in baseball with their two aces leading the way.
deGrom tied his career high with 13 strikeouts Friday night, allowing one run over seven innings and lowering his ERA to 1.75, second in the National League.
Sunday, Syndergaard gave the team another seven innings of one-run ball as Amed Rosario’s first two homeruns of the year secured a 4-1 victory, and the team’s first home sweep since September of 2016.
If the teams were in serious discussion about a deal regarding either one of these pitchers, the Yankees wouldn’t get it done just by sending over some prospects. The worth of deGrom and Syndergaard equals Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
With four wins in their last five games, and the ailing Marlins coming to town for three, the Mets have a chance to get back to the same team that started the season 11-1.
It’s a long season, and we’ve seen this team look like both the best and worst squad in all of baseball at times, but they aren’t by any means conceding to the team in the Bronx when the Mets have a chance to be the best team in New York for the third time in four years.