In speaking with reporters Friday, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen indicated the club's Trade Deadline focus will be on moving expiring contracts, but said he "would fully expect" Mets ace Jacob deGrom and highly sought-after fellow righty Noah Syndergaard (under club control through 2021) to remain on the roster.
That isn't stopping a number of teams, including the Yankees, from doing their due diligence on Syndergaard, however.
According to the New York Post, the Yanks were one of the teams that scouted Syndergaard's start against the Marlins on Saturday. It was a good one, with the right-hander allowing two runs and striking out nine batters with no walks in seven innings. MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reported earlier this week that the Padres, Brewers and Astros also are believed to have interest in Syndergaard.