A few notes from the hot stove:
-The Padres are interested in acquiring Mets starter Noah Syndergaard and have had talks with them about a deal. It’s not known if anything is anywhere near close, but acquiring Syndergaard would be just what the Padres want in trading for a top of the rotation starter this offseason. The Padres deep farm system works in their favor in attempting to acquire any top trade candidates in the months ahead.
-Reports have said that the Marlins are insisting the Astros give them either Forrest Whitley or Kyle Tucker as the headliner in any J.T. Realmuto trade. Realmuto is the top catcher available in both the trade and free agent markets, but despite the Astros need for a catcher and interest in the prized Marlins backstop, they are not willing to give up either top prospect in any trades.
-The Reds are reportedly interested in Yankees hurler Sonny Gray. Gray fits the need of a top starter for Cincinnati but it is curious to wonder if Gray would be a good fit being the Reds ballpark is very hitter friendly, much like Yankee stadium where Gray badly struggled last year.