Wheeler was injured, but Syndergaard was part of that team that went to the World Series and lost to the Kansas City Royals in five games.
Both pitchers remained in the organization for several years, accumulating excellent numbers in both cases.
When it was time to test free agency, however, the franchise didn’t show too much interest in bringing them back even though fans did want the team to retain them.
Wheeler signed a long-term deal with the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2019 campaign and cemented his place as an ace there, reaching a new level of dominance.
Syndergaard said goodbye after the 2021 campaign, signed with the Los Angeles Angels, and then was traded to the Phillies before the deadline.
Would The Mets Want Them Back?
Mets fans, and even a portion of the front office, would probably like to have at least one of those back.
Mets insider Anthony DiComo pointed out that they are both dominating in the postseason.
“Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard shoving in October, just as we all envisioned…” he tweeted.
Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard shoving in October, just as we all envisioned…
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 19, 2022
Wheeler had a 2.82 ERA for the Phillies in 153 regular season frames.
In three postseason starts, including last night’s gem to give the Phillies the lead in the National League Championship Series against the San Diego Padres, Wheeler has a 1.40 ERA.
Syndergaard has a 2.25 ERA in four frames, offering some nice production, too.
Meanwhile, the Mets and their fans are watching the postseason on TV.