Phillies Swing Trade For Angels Starter


The Philadelphia Phillies have now satisfied all of their trade deadline needs, adding starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Phillies trade former 1st-round pick Mickey Moniak and another prospect to the Angels in return. 

Syndergaard was an All-Star with the Mets in 2016, and one of the top starting pitchers in baseball from 2015-2018. Tommy John surgery in 2020, however, cost him two full seasons, and his comeback this year has been met with mixed results. 

He signed a one-year, $21M contract with the Angels, and has a 3.83 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP, both a little higher than his career marks. But most significantly, his strikeout rate is down considerably from his heyday to just 7.2 K/9, from 10 K/9 when he was at the top of his game. 

But he'll easily fill the Phillies' 4th or 5th starter role. 

With that, the Phils have added a closer, a center fielder and now a starter. Very nice deadline for them.

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