It was always a matter of if, not when, Syndergaard and Montero would be demoted. They'll be back soon. Looking forward to it.Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal is right: the move to send these two down to the minors should surprise nobody. While there have been rumblings that Syndergaard was not ready yet and that Montero still needed some fine tuning, we all know the real reason behind these moves. The Mets are looking to save another year of service and get one more cheap year of these young pitchers under team control. It makes sense, in the long run, but it's tough to swallow before the season has even started that the Mets refuse to put their best team on the field because of money.
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) March 18, 2014