The Mets wanting to trade for Robinson Cano is a pretty decent idea. Sure, you could make a bad trade for the guy, but Cano is still a good player and, salary considerations notwithstanding, could help the team win in the short term.
How that squares with this report from Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs, however, is beyond me:
Why would you trade for Cano if you’re not going for it and how are you going for it if you trade Syndergaard? And if you’re going to sign a free agent pitcher to take his place, why not just keep him? He’s under team control for a couple of more years and will be cheaper than say, Patrick Corbin or whoever.
One possible answer: the Mets know something about Syndergaard’s health that no one else knows. Other possible answers escape me at the moment. Please put any suggestions you have in the comments, because I’m out of ideas.