According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the Padres "remain interested" in trading for the 26-year-old this offseason.
Rosenthal added the odds of the Mets reaching long-term agreements with Syndergaard and 2018 National League Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom are "slim," and it's his guess they'd prefer to keep deGrom long-term.
The Padres currently tout six prospects inside MLB.com's top 50. Infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. headlines that group at No. 2 overall, but the talented mix of players also includes left-handed pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore, infielder Luis Urias, catcher Francisco Mejia, right-handed pitcher Chris Paddack and left-handed arm Adrian Morejon.
Syndergaard finished last season 13-4 with a 3.03 ERA, 1.212 WHIP, 155 strikeouts and 39 walks. His 2.94 ERA dating back to 2015 ranks fourth among all qualified starters, according to FanGraphs.