The Los Angeles Angels are making an early splash in the MLB offseason, making a move for right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
After pitching just two innings in 2021, the New York Mets approached Syndergaard with a qualifying offer before he hit the free-agent market, and the two parties could not reach an agreement.
The Mets offered the prolific a one-year, $18.4 million deal, but the Angels swooped in with over $2 million more.
It is a risk to sign a guy who has not pitched in some time and is coming off of Tommy John surgery, but the thought of pairing Syndergaard with Shohei Ohtani is pretty exciting.
Mike Trout tweeted his approval after hearing of the deal and it’s a sign that the Angels are ready to step out of the mediocrity that has plagued them.
With the Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and a healthy Syndergaard, are the Angels building a competitive team now?