Syndergaard Inks deal with Angels

The Angels make their splash as they sign flamethrower Noah Syndergaard to a one-year deal worth $21 million. The big righty tossed just two innings in 2021 and missed the shortened 2020 season due to Tommy John surgery. The move forfeits the clubs second highest draft pick for 2022 while netting the Mets a compensatory pick and comes being tendered a qualifying offer of $18.4 million by the Mets.

The 29-year old has long been one of the hardest throwers in the game but has yet to put together a season many think he is capable of. Over six season Syndergaard has compiled a 3.22 ERA to pair with numerous injuries that have only allowed him to reach a qualifying number of innings twice. 2016 and 2018 stand out as his best work where he compiled 218 and 202 strikeouts to go along with a 2.60 and 3.03 ERA. With his injury history and lack of big game experience, the move is far from a sure fire thing for the Angels.

The Angels make the move in hopes that the man known as Thor can recapture some magic and bolster a questionable starting rotation helmed by Shohei Ohtani. Outside of Ohtani the Angels have owned a near league worst rotation for years in what has been a major factor in their being non-competitive. The Mets will now be starring at another empty hole in their also depleted rotation with the loss.

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