Major League Baseball trade rumors: Padres among several teams interested in Mets' Noah Syndergaard

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday

The San Diego Padres, the Houston Astros and the Milwaukee Brewers have all inquired about Syndergaard, according to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network. The Padres have been looking for a veteran starter since last offseason, when they had interest in Syndergaard, Corey Kluber and Marcus Stroman, among others. Syndergaard won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season, and All-Star Gerritt Cole is set to hit the market this winter.

Syndergaard is 26 and struggling through a tough season. As of right now, the Padres have not been willing to give him up, but for Syndergaard would they do it?

The Mets are 40-50 through 90 games on first-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen's watch and expected to be sellers before the July 31 trade deadline. The decision now is whether or not Van Wagenen will walk back on his win-now mentality at the trade deadline.

Trading Wheeler makes sense for the Mets, since the 29-year-old will be a free agent after the season.

Since the Mets have not committed to a full rebuild, they probably would need to acquire at least one Major League-ready starter for Syndergaard in order to justify moving him.

According to Morosi, the Mets are under a great deal of pressure to come out on the winning end of any trade after the way their Robinson Cano-Edwin Diaz deal has worked out.

"Syndergaard could potentially net a return similar to the packages that were dealt last year for Gerrit Cole and Chris Archer, who, like Syndergaard, had two or more years of team control remaining". He is posting career-worsts in ERA (4.68) and WHIP (1.28), and has 101 strikeouts over 105.2 innings and a 6-4 record in 17 starts.