Twins interested in Syndergaard, but Mets’ asking price high

Published 8:07 am Friday, July 26, 2019

By La Velle E. Neal III

Star Tribune

CHICAGO -— The Mets have decided to listen offers for righthander Noah Syndergaard, and the Twins are willing to put their hat in the ring.

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The teams have had discussions about Syndergaard, according to multiple sources with knowledge of discussions, the latest development in the Twins’ quest to upgrade their pitching staff as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches. Talks with teams are expected to pick up early next week; the market for buyers is expected to grow as more teams decide they are not contenders and become sellers.

In recent weeks, the Twins have showed interest in a number of pitchers, such as Padres closer Kirby Yates, Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman and others. There has been little progress, one reason being that teams covet the Twins’ top two prospects in the organization, shortstop Royce Lewis and outfielder Alex Kirilloff, in some scenarios.

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