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Report: Mets Refused To Trade Noah Syndergaard For J.T. Realmuto

December 17, 2018 - 2:21 pm
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NEW YORK (WFAN) -- J.T. Realmuto is one of the best catchers in baseball, and his name has been a constant in trade talks this offseason.

The Miami Marlins are trying to deal their latest wantaway star, but discussions with various teams about various offers for Realmuto have not yet materialized into anything official.

The Mets had been linked heavily with a move for Realmuto before they signed Wilson Ramos. There were even serious discussions between New York and Miami about a trade, but the deal fell apart. It seems that one player the Marlins asked for in return represented too high of an asking price for Brodie Van Wagenen. 

According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the Mets rejected a trade that would have sent Noah Syndergaard to Miami in exchange for Realmuto.

It's possible that Syndergaard will still be traded. The Mets have even been reportedly having discussions with the Yankees about which borough of NYC the 26-year-old will be plying his trade in next season. 

Signing Ramos lets the Mets avoid having to get rid of a player to bring in a new catcher. The deal is still pending a physical, but Ramos would earn $19 million over two years with a team option for the 2021 season. He is 31-years-old and hit .306 with 15 home runs and 70 RBIs while palying for the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies last season.

Realmuto is a quality player, but Syndergaard is still a valuable piece for the front-end of any rotation. It would take a significant offer for the Mets to be willing to give up their dynamic one-two starting punch of Jacob deGrom and Syndergaard. This wasn't that significant offer.

With the Mets likely out of the picture, Realmuto could end up anywhere from Los Angeles to Tampa Bay.