Noah Syndergaard Fires Back at Landlord Suing Him for Not Paying His $27,000 Rent

Jesse Pantuosco
May 24, 2020 - 8:58 am

Just when you thought Noah Syndergaard’s 2020 couldn’t get any worse. Even if the MLB season resumes, you won’t see Thor on the mound any time soon following his recent Tommy John surgery and now the All-Star pitcher is being sued by his landlord after failing to pay the rent on his exclusive $27,000-a-month Manhattan apartment.

Syndergaard leased a 2,700-square-foot duplex in Tribeca back in February, but Priscilla DeGregory of the New York Post reports the Mets ace never moved in. According to a federal lawsuit filed Friday by 600 Street LLC, the 27-year-old Texas native “repudiated and abandoned his obligations under the Lease, refusing to take possession of the Leased Premises, and declining to make any of the required payments.”

Syndergaard took nearly two weeks to respond after first learning he had defaulted on his lease. In a response dated April 30th, Syndergaard’s lawyers reiterated the former Blue Jays first-round pick had “no intention” of ever living at 116 Hudson Street. The 6’6” right-hander also permitted his landlord to put the vacant property back on the market. The landlord re-listed Syndergaard’s unit but hasn’t found a taker yet.  

The Mets right-hander responded on Twitter late Saturday afternoon with an adamant defense that he had offered to pay two months rent ahead of time, and that the landlord was attempting to "extort" him. 

600 Street LLC is hoping to recoup $250,000 from Syndergaard, the full amount owed over his eight-month lease. Syndergaard, who struggled to a career-worst 4.28 ERA across 32 starts last season, is due a $9.7 million base salary in 2020. He’ll be arbitration-eligible again next year before hitting free agency in 2022.