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Mets-Noah Syndergaard Relationship Seems Destined to End in Disaster

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 02:  Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 2, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Noah Syndergaard has only known one organization for his entire career, but that's likely to change sooner rather than later for the New York Mets starter.

Syndergaard has continued to voice his displeasure with manager Mickey Callaway's decision to start catcher Wilson Ramos over Tomas Nido in his last start. In so many ways, this franchise is running out of time to repair its relationship with Thor.

The Mets and Syndergaard have been on this track for quite some time, with rumors of a possible trade popping up at the deadline the last two seasons. It's clear Syndergaard would prefer to be elsewhere at this point in his career, and the Mets ought to be open to making that happen this offseason.

Syndergaard's frustration is not without good reason. His splits are much better with Nido than they are with Ramos; his ERA when pitching to Nido sits at 2.45, while his ERA with Ramos is 5.09.

That's a significant difference, and after a year of watching ace Jacob deGrom get to pick and choose his catcher for each start, it's obvious why Syndergaard feels slighted by Callaway and the Mets.

None of this will matter soon, as Syndergaard should be on the move this offseason. It's clear neither side is happy in this relationship, and the Mets should take advantage of the value Syndergaard could fetch while they still have control over the situation.