Noah Syndergaard Signs With Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have signed pitcher Noah Syndergaard to a one-year, $21 million contract.

It seemed likely that he would sign the $18.4 million qualifying offer from the New York Mets, but the Angels clearly were willing to outbid them. 

Syndergaard pitched in just two games this season with the Mets. In them, he had a 0-1 record and 9.00 ERA. The veteran pitcher also missed the entirety of the 2020 season due to receiving Tommy John Surgery. Therefore, injury trouble has been a theme with him. 

However, this also has the chance to be a home run for the Angels if Syndergaard remains healthy and finds his previous form. Over his tenure with the Mets, he had a 47-31 record, 3.32 ERA and 777 strikeouts. With that, he also was an All-Star during the 2016 season, too. 

With the Angels having two superstars in Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, they absolutely need to become a playoff team. Thus, taking a chance on a former All-Star like Syndergaard is a great start!

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