Report: Syndergaard, Mets Not Thrilled About Syracuse Trip
Noah Syndergaard and The New York Mets would rather be preparing for the regular season at home, in New York City, than in Syracuse.
Syndergaard shared that sentiment on Sunday and questioned why teammate Jacob DeGrom - the defending NL CY Young - hasn't been given a long term deal by ownership.
The Mets are scheduled to leave their Spring Training facilities in Florida after their final spring exhibition game on Monday and fly to Syracuse for the team's 'Final Spring Training Workout', fan showcase public workout on Tuesday at the Carrier Dome.
''Where are we going again? We're going to Sarasota, and then to Syracuse, and then - you think we'd go to New York to get, as adults, our things and our affairs in order, but no - we've got to go to Syracuse first,'' Syndergaard said.
The 26-year-old starting pitcher nicknamed 'Thor' said he'd never been to Syracuse, and when asked if he was looking forward to it, said: ''Not even the slightest bit'', and said he wasn't the only player who felt that way.
And, he didn't stop there, questioning whether Syracuse would have the best 'amenities' for a Major League Baseball team.
Tuesday's Carrier Dome team workout is from noon to 2:00 p.m. It's likely a commitment ownership made as it moved forward with plans to relocate their Triple-A franchise in the Salt City.
Syndergaard also took shots at team brass for not negotiating a new, long term contract extension for fellow starter deGrom - who was given a one-year extension and $10 million dollars raise by the team following is Cy Young performance (10-9, 1.70 ERA, 269 strikeouts).
The MLB Mets open the season in Washington on Thursday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.
The Syracuse Mets open the season at home on Thursday, April 4.
(This article previously indicated the Mets were leaving Florida on Sunday to fly to Syracuse)