Mets Wrap: Syndergaard Optioned; Davis Being Shopped

With the parting words, “we’ll see you soon,’’ the New York Mets optioned their best pitching prospect, Noah Syndergaard, to Triple-A Las Vegas.

mets-matters logoSyndergaard anticipated the move, but admitted to being disappointed nonetheless.

“It’s always disappointing when you get a taste of being in the big-league clubhouse, getting the treatment like a big leaguer gets, and then you’ve got to go back over to the minor-league side where things aren’t so glamorous. So that’s kind of disappointing,’’ Syndergaard told reporters. “But I kind of knew it was coming.’’

In addition today:

* GM Sandy Alderson, who was rebuffed this winter in attempts to deal Ike Davis, is working the phones again in search of a partner. ESPN reports Houston needs a first baseman. Davis hasn’t played in an exhibition game in over two weeks. The Mets will also explore a trade with Lucas Duda.

Davis went 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a homer and two walks in minor league intrasquad games.

Davis ran the bases before the game and Duda ran in conditioning drills. Neither ran in the game, which is the deciding factor in being ready for the season.

* It wasn’t a good start for likely fifth starter Daisuke Matszaka gave up four runs on seven hits – including two homers – in five innings, but the Mets rallied to beat Detroit, 5-4,

* Wilmer Flores started at shortstop today, and is expected to play there if optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

* The Mets optioned pitchers Rafael Montero, Cory Mazzoni, Ryan Reid and Joel Carreno, catcher Juan Centeno and first basemen Brandon Allen and Matt Clark.

6 thoughts on “Mets Wrap: Syndergaard Optioned; Davis Being Shopped

  1. Good. Ove. Let us trade a player who had a horrid year last year and nothing in the past 3 who is injured this year, for what? A bucket of balls? Who would trade for him?

      • What a shame how Ike Davis has fallen. What was once a potential hall of famer has been downgraded to “anyone take him, please.” He’s to blame here, as management has given him chance after chance to right the ship. I say don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Ike — and take Lucas Duda with you.

        • Kathy C: It is a shame. He could have been something, which is why he’s still around. The Mets keep hoping for a flashback. … As far as that door, it could happen.-JD

        • potential hall of famer?? Even during his best stretches he struck out too much.

          • Yes I t honk the Hall is a stretch, but he was a very good defensive player who hit well and had a bit of pop. Then he got hurt and it all went to hell.

            In the end it is his fault.