Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Mets Rumors: D'Backs and Mariners sent scouts to watch Mets prospects
According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, there was a army of Arizona Diamondbacks scouts, as well as one from the Seattle Mariners, that were on hand watching Mets prospects.
Arizona dispatched special assistant Todd Greene and two other scouts. They saw Syndergaard facing right-hander Logan Verrett on a back field, as well as Kevin Plawecki behind the plate. Former Mets GM Joe McIlvaine was on hand representing the Mariners.
The D'backs and Mariners remain possible trade partners for a shortstop. The Mets have been scouting Mariners infielder Nick Franklin. The D'Backs have Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius, most likely Gregorius would be the likely trade candidate with Owings getting to starting nod.