Noah Syndergaard is being sued by his NYC landlord, but he seems ready to live up to his superhero nickname in court.
Noah Syndergaard won’t pitch for the New York Mets this season (assuming there is a season), after having Tommy John surgery in March. But upon being sued by his New York City landlord, he is ready to compete.
According to a federal lawsuit obtained by multiple outlets, Syndergaard is being sued for a least $250,00 for breach of contract and fees. He had rented a three-bedroom penthouse in Manhattan for $27,000 per month, but never moved in due to the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of the MLB season.
According to the lawsuit, Syndergaard told the landlord, 600 Summer Street LLC, that he had “no intention of taking possession of the subject premises and the landlord is hereby free to rerent it as he sees fit.” The lease was due to run from March 20 to Nov. 30.
Syndergaard responded via Twitter on Saturday night.
Via the New York Daily News, Syndergaard’s attorney David Goldfischer fully backed up his client.
We strongly dispute the allegations made against our client and intend on defending him vigorously,” “Noah is looking forward to his day in court and is currently focused on remaining safe and healthy during these trying times.”
Even if the Mets were playing games right now, Syndergaard would be in Florida rehabbing his elbow and not in New York. Theoretically there was time for him to break his lease and for the landlord to fill the unit, but the language of the lease will say it all.
The struggles landlords across the country are having collecting rent, as renters go unemployed, is also a factor here. If nothing else Syndergaard is a notable renter who is plenty capable of paying, and the idea of an extortion attempt is not lost on him. In any case, “Thor” is ready to drop the hammer and fight in court.