MLB 2020 season simulation: Astros remain in last place; Syndergaard signs long-term extension with Mets

Major League Baseball was supposed to launch the 2020 regular season four weeks ago, on March 26. The spread of the novel coronavirus, however, forced MLB to delay Opening Day to some unknowable future date that is dependent on the effectiveness of the containment strategies imposed across the country in Read more

How injuries to Noah Syndergaard and Luis Severino impact the trade market for Mets and Yankees

On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced that right-hander Noah Syndergaard will require Tommy John surgery, assuring he will miss the 2020 season (whatever that ends up entailing). Syndergaard is the second prominent New York-based starter to be lost for the year this spring, joining Yankees right-hander Luis Severino, whose Read more

Why losing Noah Syndergaard to Tommy John surgery is such a major blow to the Mets’ hopes in 2020

Even though baseball is nowhere to be found at the moment, the Mets — in partial measure because they are the Mets — managed to conjure up bad news from somewhere in the unseen ether. Flame-wielding right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow and Read more

Noah Syndergaard to undergo Tommy John surgery: What it means for Mets, his free agency and more

The New York Mets have lost an important member of their vaunted rotation. Hard-throwing righty Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will have Tommy John surgery, the Mets confirmed Tuesday. Syndergaard, 27, will have surgery on Thursday, the team said. “After experiencing discomfort in his elbow before Spring Read more

Fantasy Baseball Spring Notebook: Noah Syndergaard, Kenley Jansen making key adjustments

Spring training is one of the rare points on the baseball calendar when everyone, both on the field and off, can agree that process matters over results. So what you get are players — and particularly pitchers — speaking more freely about some of the changes they’re been implementing. Some Read more