Per multiple reports the Angels have signed Noah “Thor” Syndergaard to a one year deal for $21 million. Thor does have a Qualifying Offer which means the Angels will forfeit their second draft pick.
At his best, Noah is a legit ace. His downfall has been health. He’s only pitched two bullpen innings over the last two years. But if healthy he likely has the best stuff on the market.
It’s now been 3 full days since this happened. WTF, Perry? Are you on vacation or something? Where’s the Robbie Ray signing? Or Stroman?
riiiiiskeee whiskers, would have much preferred a team option tacked on, in recognition of the loss of draft pick. because if he comes out and is stellar, buh bye, so we get to spend the pick and the dough to showcase him, not vary savvy . p.s. 21 mil, this league is nuts.
Very good point about the team option. Seems like a small thing, but it is one of those things as you say that could turn out to be very handy.
buh bye? Is this really 2002 heaven ?
Mind if I add to the discussion?
I am glad we got Noah.
It is definitely a gamble…
I reserve the right to bitch about him if he can’t return to form, but i’m also very excited to get a guy of his caliber, assuming he can still perform at a high level.
I’m hoping his last full season of 4+ ERA ball is a symptom of his weakening elbow. That’s best case scenario.
Verlander: 2yrs, $50M to stay with the Astros
Makes Snydergard look like a bargain.
Don’t like it. Another 1yr handout for a high risk, injury prone pitcher. Typical Angels. It’s like Billy Eppler never left.
Well, with a lot higher upside, but for much more money.
Not much of a shock here:
One less name in the tender/non-tender conversation. Do we keep Gosselin?
He’s probably next on the chopping block when Perry signs another arm.
Fair enough. I don’t see a place for him on the roster moving forward (and sincerely hope the injury bug doesn’t place him back on the list).
I guess if he was more versatile defensively we could do it.
He is actually a pretty good hitter and always delivers professional AB’s. This includes being pretty good in clutch situations.
Next chopping block victim has to be either Goose or Kean Wong.
With the Rule 5 draft rosters due to lock in on Friday, I wonder if one of those 2 may not make it to the weekend even if we don’t sign another big name pitcher by then.
Wong can be stashed in AAA though, right? Gosselin is a non-tender candidate.
Wong is a minor leaguer, forever.
I think Perry was the scout who drafted Thor with the Blue Jays back in 2010 so they’ve probably always had a connection . I assume Perry was also instrumental in the Jays drafting Marcus Stroman in 2012 so maybe he’s next to don the Angel Red?
Just saw where Howie Kendrick has signed on with the Phillies as a special assistant. That guy was seriously fun to watch. All the best, Howie!!
Is he still the OTHER Howard?
Yeah, “The Duck” is still number 1
maybe but he’s definitely not Ryan’s Hope.
Justin Verlander Rumors: Astros FA ‘Inclined’ to Sign with East Coast Team or Tigers
From The Athletic
So Arte can definitely sign this guy if he’s committed enough to winning and getting IT done and other cliches.
Almost always WRONG!!!!
I kinda feel the same way as when we acquired Bundy, if it’s the “premiere move” of the off-season it’s a problem, but if we go out and add more i’m fine with it.
Mia – while your feelings may be similar, the comparison between Bundy and Thor ends there.
Thor es mas macho….
Well shit I sure didn’t expect that 😳😬😬
Welcome to Anaheim, Thor. He now has to fight JDL for best hair in the Angels family.
Thought the competition was a death match between Marsh and Thor for best hair?
Art will spend a fortune on hair conditioner….
Thor wants Paul Mitchell hair products, Arte provides Suave.
Our fearless leader, Jessica DeLine
Color me relieved. I read Mia’s above post and worried the Jewish Defense League was somehow involved in internecine Angels “best hair” wars.
Of course it was Jessica DeLine. I over-thought it. Thanks!
Now let’s go out and get 2 other guys who can pitch…ya know, in case Thor’s arm falls off. Hey: it is the Angels signing FAs. Admit it.
Don’t mess with the JDL. Remember, we have Jewish Space Lasers.
[ob disclaimer: I have a friend who actually WAS in the JDL…]
I remember when Wally George (sorry for mentioning the name) had Irv Rubin on with Tom Metzger. Not a lot of civil discourse.
WAW LEE … WAW LEE … WAW LEE
9ugly mofo, inside and out)
A friend and I went to see him and his show…..not as fans, but to mock.
Hey watch it. That’s Patrick O’Neal’s ex father-in-law you’re talking about now.
Perhaps this explains the “ex.” 😂
Can we use these lasers to knock down opponent home runs?
Couple of months ago, saw a few of old friends from high school, one of whom is devoutly Jewish. First thing, my NASA/JPL buddy asked “Dave, how could you hold out on us with the space lasers? You KNEW we’d want to play with them!”
that’s who I thought…..3 way race for best hair..
Trouble is, how do you trust an animal that is so hard to categorize, much less understand? Do you even know what noise a platypus makes? No? Google it, it’s awesome. But hard to trust.
I’ve seen Phineas and Ferb, so you could say i’m kind of an expert, ok?
If we can trust them to stop evil geniuses, why can’t we trust them with a baseball team?
I just don’t know. I have yet to hear ANY platypus explain his position on the spin rate revolution, or pitch counts. Actually, I’m not even sure what they eat. Fish? Bugs? Swamp grass?
I’m excited for this move.
Usually against losing a pick, especially for a 1 year investment. However, I think the potential upside is worth the draft cost, and it fits our (hopeful) window of competitiveness with the Trout, Ohtani, and Rendon core. I’m assuming we still add at least 1 more starter of good quality, possibly another attached to a QO which would lessen the hurt of the Thor-lost pick.
Stroman + Gray would be a dream.
I had a dream last night that Albert Pujols re-signed with the Angels.
Sounds like a nightmare……I’ll send you one of these.
MLBTR is saying we are only after short term pitcher contracts. Man I hope that’s not the case. There just aren’t many good FA arms coming onto the market anytime soon, and it’s not like we have Greene, Lodolo and Sixto Sanchez kicking it with Asa Lacy and Detmers on the farm.
Please unstupid this.
That’s Heyman saying we are focused on short term not limiting ourselves to it. And then he pimps a guy who is probably with Boras.
I’d be OK with one of Thor or Verlander. One big upside play coming off injury. I’d be pissed with both.
Oh. It’s Hey Man. OK. I mean, I don’t want a four year contract just to finally sign a four year contract, but I would also like to not have to beg for three 37 year old FAs to come here every year.
What is short term ? less than 3 years? That should also include Scherzer ( A Boras client) in that group
Speaking of Scherzer (not that we would have singed him anyway)
But after today……. I doubt we sign him now.
My hopes are still Stroman or Gray. We need bulk innings now, preferably of the good variety.
I have a feeling we’re in DeSclafani/Matz territory, though, with huge injury risk.
Still a chance for a killer bullpen, too: Jansen, Tepera, McHugh, Chafin, the list is pretty long.
If Perry signs Stroman, I will get instant wood (TMI?) over this coming season’s prospects.
How can this guy swipe left on the gnarly one? It’s freakin’ HOT!
It was Maple. Always swipe left on maple.
Your tastes run maybe towards ebony? Hey: me too.
We all would.
as pointed out elsewhere, Berrios signed a 7 year deal with Toronto for approximately $19mil per. Which deal sounds better, Berrios’ or Thor’s?
I’ll take the 1-yr, Eric In Portland
Is he available ? Can EIP pitch?
not any more. Rotator cuff..
I’m a bit surprised the Angels haven’t reached to you by now.
That’s a pretty solid bargain for them.
seeing as the Angels couldn’t sign Berrios because he wasn’t a FA, I’d say the deal for Thor is better
I don’t care if the pitchers I want are on other teams that don’t want to trade them. Arte needs to find a way to get me them or he hates winning and stuff.
I rather like this one: it’s a big gamble, but I’d take this one over gambling on Kershaw.
But, if we add Kershaw on a one year deal that’s not too expensive (and still manage to bolster the bullpen somewhat) in addition, I’ll be happy.
Told you guys that they wanted to win. WS here we come baby
DOV? How is the family?
Great to see this name back.
I just hope he’s still Thor… I mean his elbow isn’t thor… I mean…. [shakes head and gives up]
The Dark Knight also wasn’t a Knight….
There were also way to many people who didn’t kill themselves in that Suicide Squad movie.
The movie Thor wasn’t Thor. Did you see how he looked in the last movie? 🙃
He still has long hair, he’s got that going for his Thor image.
I jutht hope he’th still Thor… I mean hith elbow ithn’t thor… I mean…. [thhaketh head and giveth up]