Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/29/13
Terry Collins said before the weekend, that it was unlikely that prospects Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard will break camp with the team to open the 2014 season. It’s not very surprising to be perfectly honest as money still guides every decision this franchise makes. The Mets will attempt to keep all three at bay no matter how well they perform this Spring or how hot of a start they get off to in Triple-A Las Vegas. We won’t see any of them until they are each safely past the Super Two deadline. Actually, it’s been hinted rather strongly to me, that we won’t see Syndergaard at all in 2014 as the Mets want to avoid a situation where him, Montero, Wheeler and Harvey all become eligible for free agency in a one year window. So I wouldn’t count on Syndergaard until September and the Mets like to have their pitching prospects throw 150 innings at the upper levels of the minors before promoting them anyway. I don’t know what else Montero has to prove in Triple-A after outperforming
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