I think we won this trade with Toronto.
We traded away a 38 year old whose arm is about to explode into a million pieces. Sell high bro.
On the other hand, we get a future Mike Piazza in Travis D'Arnaud and a future Justin Verlander in Noah Syndergaard (a couple of potential hall of famers).
With guys like Harvey and Wheeler on the rise, we have 3 legit aces. They should be ready to bolt this team into playoff contention in 2015. In 2016, I think we can win it all if we add a couple of more pieces.
What do you think?
Travis D'Arnaud is projected to be Mike Piazza. Nothing wrong with stating the obvious.
There's a reason why Syndergaard's nickname is Synderlander. He's got the stuff.
Look, I love this trade, but can we stop labeling them as potential hall of famers and comparing them to other great players.
It's just stupid.
Just wait...he'll prove you all wrong.
He hit 16 home in 67 games last season. The season before, he had 21 home runs in 114 games.
That's 37 home runs in his last 181 games.
Yes. Syndergaard has nothing pitched about A ball.
He's only 20 years old and he'll be in AA already.
Verlander never reached the majors full time until he was 23 years old.
The Mets offered RA Dickey a contract extension at the retirement age of 38.
They proved that money will be spent!
Good God. Justin Verlander was drafted out of college. He made his minor league debut at 22 and pitched in the major leagues the same year. He went from A+ to the major leagues in the same season and only threw 118 minor league innings.
When Mike Piazza was the same age as d"Arnaud is now he hit .318 with 35 HRs and 112 RBIs IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES.
Nope. When D'Arnaud begins the season with the Mets in April, his career will have begun before Piazza began his major league career. So your point is invalid.
Whether Verlander went to college or not, doesn't matter. Syndergaard at 20 years old in AA is well ahead in his progress. He's slated to be in the majors by 22.