It’s going to happen. Ever since the 2014 Spring Training campaign, people have been clamoring for Noah Syndergaard to be a part of the Mets. People were clamoring about his firepower, combined with his youth. Hell, Terry Collins’ quote of Syndergaard’s “Hook from Hell” curve ball forced die-hard Met fans to salivate at the heir apparent coming up to the team.
Headlines came up over the past few days that Syndergaard is fueled with motivation over the fact he was “snubbed” on those call-ups. Granted, it probably did frustrate him, but it was the BEST thing for him. The Mets did not, from a marketing standpoint, want to waste his Major League debut on a meaningless September start. Plus, he might not have been mentally ready for that opportunity.
Now, he’s 22 years old, a year wiser and a year smarter. He has an aura around him yet AGAIN, but he seems like he’s living up to the pressure a tad better. Today, Adam Rubin from ESPN reported this today, on the news of Matt Harvey’s first day of pitching to batters since his Tommy John surgery…
Add in the fact he now has Mike Pelfrey’s #34 as his jersey number, Syndergaard has been groomed for this opportunity. He’s ready. I’m ready for the “Hook from Hell”. Is the Mets fan base ready for this 6’6 hoss that can through a 97 mile-per-hour heater?
I think we are.