Thor’s era in New York has come to an end. Pitcher Noah Syndergaard and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed on a one-year, $21 million contract.
A huge upgrade for the Angels. Syndergaard, 29, has spent the last seven seasons with the New York Mets. In 2015, he finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting after putting up a 3.24 ERA with 166 strikeouts over 24 starts and 150 innings. 2015 is also the year the Mets reached the World Series, and Noah pitched a solid Game 3 against the Kansas City Royals. His sophomore year was even more impressive: over 30 starts and 183.2 innings, he had a 2.60 ERA with 218 strikeouts.
Syndergaard battled through injuries during the 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021 seasons. The Angels are taking a risk with Noah, but a 1-year contract is a smart business move. It’s a fresh start for Noah, and he’ll get that with the Angels. A one-year deal gives him the opportunity to reestablish himself.