Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero Sent Down
The Mets sent Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero to the minor league camp on Tuesday. But don’t worry — we’ll be seeing them again in 2014.
Even though the move was expected, it still stung Syndergaard.
“It’s always disappointing when you get a taste of being in the big-league clubhouse, getting the treatment like a big leaguer gets, and then you’ve got to go back over to the minor-league side where things aren’t so glamorous. So that’s kind of disappointing,” Syndergaard told ESPN New York. “But I kind of knew it was coming. I think no matter how well I threw during spring training, if I struck out everybody, if I didn’t allow any runs whatsoever, I think I still was going to go over to the minor-league side regardless. There’s a business standpoint to it. And I know there’s other things I have to work on.”
Both Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero drew raves this spring. They will both likely make their major league debuts in mid-season after the Super 2 deadline passes.
In the meantime, they will head a rotation in Las Vegas that will include Jacob deGrom and possibly Jenrry Mejia if he does not win the final spot in the Mets rotation (which he probably won’t).
“I think we’re going to be one of probably the best rotations in baseball.” Syndergaard said.
Better than the parent club, probably!