The New York Mets are not in a good position right now; despite a promising start of the season, the Queens' team have fallen into a situation where their post-season chances are really far away right now.
The team now is considering to rebuild, and in order to do that, they will have to trade away some key players like Yoenis Céspedes and José Bautista. However, some reports say that the Mets are also willing to trade top pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Jacob DeGrom.
Dave Eiland, who is the Mets' pitching coach spoke with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, and said that the idea of trading either DeGrom or Syndergaard would be a total nonsense:
"It's crazy, it's asinine, these guys don't just fall off trees, it's total nonsense.
Eiland also says that even if those trades bring you some good prospects, you would never find two pitchers as good as DeGrom and Syndergaard:
Say you got five prospects, who is to say those prospects are going to work out? Who's going to fill Jake's innings not only this year, but in 2019 and 2020? He is the pitcher every team is looking for. Hey, I'm just a pitching coach, not a manager or a GM, but I've been in this game for over 30 years, you don't trade a guy like that, because you can't replace him
Jacob deGrom's ERA has dropped from 1.55 to 1.51 tonight.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 19, 2018