New York’s Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is being sued in a federal court in Manhattan after missing out on rent for his Tribeca apartment for $ 27,000 a month, the New York Post reported on Friday.
Syndergaard had signed an eight-month lease for a three-bedroom duplex at 116 Hudson Street, the landlord said in the lawsuit. The rental period started on March 20, but the lawsuit states that Syndergaard has never moved in and has not paid any rent.
Here’s more from the New York Post report:
Syndergaard “treated the binding lease as an option,” the lawsuit claims.
After registering for the rental, Syndergaard decided “not to take possession of the rented premises, Syndergaard rejected and abandoned its obligations under the rental agreement, refused to take ownership of the rented premises, and declined to accept the make necessary payments, ”court documents say.
The original agreement was reached a month before the introduction of a citywide shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The major league baseball season was interrupted on March 12.
Four days after the start of the Syndergaard lease, his season officially ended when he decided to have an operation with Tommy John.
The changing circumstances have undoubtedly changed Syndergaard’s plans for the summer. After the first payment was missed, the landlord Syndergaard announced on April 17 that, according to court records, he had been in default with the lease. Two weeks later, Syndergaard’s lawyer informed the landlord that he could rent the maisonette again because his client had “no intention” to move in.
The landlord is looking for $ 250,000 for the full value of the eight month lease.
What is the future of Noah Syndergaard?
The 27-year-old Syndergaard was one of the best baseball players in 2015 and 2016 before injuries plagued his career. He only made 32 combined starts over the next two seasons before going 10-8 with 4.28 ERA in 32 starts last season.
After the 2021 season, this should be an important season for Syndergaard’s future. After no agreement was reached to extend the contract last season, there were constant rumors about a trade that had never taken place. The Mets maintained arbitration and eventually avoided it by agreeing on a one-year contract worth $ 9.7 million over the winter.
Because of his injury, Syndergaard is now blocked from returning to New York in 2021. However, his return to ace status is anything but a guarantee.
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