Noah Syndergaard Has A New Home

One of the best free agent starting pitchers left on the market has now come off the board, as Noah Syndergaard has agreed to return to the West Coast, in a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

It's another one-year deal for Syndergaard, who signed for a year last season with the team just down the I-5, the Los Angeles Angels. He'll get $13M plus another $1.5M in incentives. Jon Heyman reports that he had multiyear options for more money elsewhere, but wanted to head back to LA.

Last season, with the hopes of a return to the days of Thor still dancing in teams' heads, he received $21M from the Angels.

Syndergaard, 30, returned to full-time duty in 2022 after two years off, recovering from Tommy John surgery. His velocity was down from his "Thor" days with the New York Mets, but he was still a decent mid-rotation guy, pitching to a 3.94 ERA across his time with the Angels and the Philadelphia Phillies. 

He'll join a Dodgers rotation that was in need of arms, with Walker Buehler out for likely the entire season, recovering from a TJ surgery of his own. Tyler Anderson also flew the coop in free agency, to the Angels.

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