PORT ST. LUCIE – Jacob deGrom is Cy Young Ace of Mets, but Noah Syndergaard showed on Sunday that he is the vocal backbone that sticks to his teammates.
Mets was not happy to make a 130-kilometer bus ride to Sarasota on Sunday to play Orioles on Monday and then board a plane and go to a training session in Syracuse on Tuesday.
Also, there is a tension in the club as Metz does not reach an agreement on "Pay for the man," Syndergaard said on Sunday.
Asked whether he was surprised that it took so long to sign deGrom, Syndergaard said, "Yes … he is really good, he's a great teammate, I do not understand."
He is not alone. As for the trip to Sarasota after Sunday's 8-4 victory over the "Nationals" in the First Data Field, then in Syracuse, where the new "Troy" of the Mets Affiliate is set up for a Carrier Dome training session all places, Syndergaard calmly unloads in the organization, saying: "I do not think what the teams of champions do before the season."
As I leave the interest Syndergaard turned up before coming out and asking reporters: "Am I wrong?"
He is right
Syndergaard put three innings Sunday in a Triple-A game against Marlins on the back, a final melody …
] As we talked to some players earlier in the morning, you could feel the team's discontent that you would do this at the end of the spring training twice, adding miles and long bus journeys are something that affects them, as well as training in Syracuse.
Asked by the Traveling Message, Sirgerdard offered his disagreement, saying: "We are going to Sarasota, then to Syracuse, and then we do not go to New York." You might think we will go to New York for to get older, our work in order, but we do not have to go to Syracuse first. "
" I do not know which idea it was, but it is not a smart one, I do not think this is good for winning games. no point. "
Especially since Mets and deGrom are facing the three-time winner of Cy Young Max Shercer, who is on Thursday at in Mts., Mets also has a tough turnaround before opening his home by playing a night game in Miami and then 1
Sandgard's comments on degroem spoke volumes. the best pitcher in baseball right now, "said Syndergaard. – I think it deserves any amount of money. It's worth it. I want to leave him happy, so when the time comes to reach a free agency, he stays on our side, a pitcher for Metz. I just think they have to leave all this vanity and pay the man already. "
This is what is happening in baseball with distributed extensions, but Mets have not reached this point with deGrom. This is a litmus test for Wilpons and the new General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen. If they confuse this, the organization will lose confidence in the club, and Syndergaard's critical comments can only be the tip of the iceberg.
Zack Wheeler is a free agent after the season and has no talks with him. Wheeler traveled with his team to Sarasota for a melody on Monday against Oriois, who started with three innings that could have just as easy on the back fields here, just as Sandergard did Sunday
This is Syracuse or Bust.