The flamethrowing right-hander has reportedly drawn interest from the Milwaukee Brewers and sources told Jon Morosi of MLB.com that the San Diego Padres have also inquired about Syndergaard's services.
The Mets were expected by many to contend for the division crown, as new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen even went as far as to say the team he assembled was the "favorite" in the National League East.
However, New York sits in fourth place in the division with the second-worst record in the NL - 13 1/2 games behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves.
Meanwhile, the Padres are slightly ahead of schedule in their rebuild and have maintained a .500 record into the All-Star break. They sit two games back of a wild-card spot.
San Diego boasts the league's best farm system, according to MLB Pipeline. While rookies Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack have made the jump to the big leagues, the Padres still have eight top-100 prospects, headlined by left-hander MacKenzie Gore, infielder Luis Urias, and right-hander Luis Patino.