Angels sign Noah Syndergaard

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.

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
8 days ago

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?

Bigbadvlad
Newbie
8 days ago

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.

JackFrost
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Bigbadvlad

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.

Cowboy26
Super Member
8 days ago
Reply to  Bigbadvlad

buh bye? Is this really 2002 heaven ?

rspencer
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Mind if I add to the discussion?

I am glad we got Noah.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
10 days ago
Reply to  rspencer

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.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Verlander: 2yrs, $50M to stay with the Astros

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Makes Snydergard look like a bargain.

JakeTaylor
Member
10 days ago

Don’t like it. Another 1yr handout for a high risk, injury prone pitcher. Typical Angels. It’s like Billy Eppler never left.

h27kim
Trusted Member
8 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Well, with a lot higher upside, but for much more money.

Cowboy26
Super Member
matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

One less name in the tender/non-tender conversation. Do we keep Gosselin?

Biggiswrth
Member
10 days ago

He’s probably next on the chopping block when Perry signs another arm.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

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).

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago

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.

Cowboy26
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

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.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Wong can be stashed in AAA though, right? Gosselin is a non-tender candidate.

FungoAle
Super Member
9 days ago

Wong is a minor leaguer, forever.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago

I would.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

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?

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
11 days ago

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!!

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Is he still the OTHER Howard?

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Yeah, “The Duck” is still number 1

h27kim
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Not TV?

Cowboy26
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

maybe but he’s definitely not Ryan’s Hope.

Brent
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Ehhhhh

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Justin Verlander Rumors: Astros FA ‘Inclined’ to Sign with East Coast Team or Tigers

From The Athletic

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

So Arte can definitely sign this guy if he’s committed enough to winning and getting IT done and other cliches.

Twebur
Super Member
10 days ago

Almost always WRONG!!!!
https://youtu.be/-ZrrWj_y3Mc

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago

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.

Fansince1971
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Mia – while your feelings may be similar, the comparison between Bundy and Thor ends there.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Oh indeed

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Fansince1971

Thor es mas macho….
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Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago

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Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago

Well shit I sure didn’t expect that 😳😬😬

#TrustThePlatypus?

Welcome to Anaheim, Thor. He now has to fight JDL for best hair in the Angels family.

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

JDL?
Thought the competition was a death match between Marsh and Thor for best hair?
Art will spend a fortune on hair conditioner….

steelgolf
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Thor wants Paul Mitchell hair products, Arte provides Suave.

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

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steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

 😂 

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Our fearless leader, Jessica DeLine

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

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.

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Don’t mess with the JDL. Remember, we have Jewish Space Lasers.

[ob disclaimer: I have a friend who actually WAS in the JDL…]

Last edited 11 days ago by red floyd
MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

I remember when Wally George (sorry for mentioning the name) had Irv Rubin on with Tom Metzger. Not a lot of civil discourse.

Rev Halofan
Editor
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

WAW LEE … WAW LEE … WAW LEE
9ugly mofo, inside and out)

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

A friend and I went to see him and his show…..not as fans, but to mock.

Cowboy26
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Hey watch it. That’s Patrick O’Neal’s ex father-in-law you’re talking about now.

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Perhaps this explains the “ex.” 😂

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Can we use these lasers to knock down opponent home runs?

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

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!”

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

 😂 

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

that’s who I thought…..3 way race for best hair..

Last edited 11 days ago by Twebur
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

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.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
11 days ago

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?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

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?

red floyd
Super Member
TapatioMan
Member
11 days ago

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.

tanana40
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I had a dream last night that Albert Pujols re-signed with the Angels.

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Sounds like a nightmare……I’ll send you one of these.
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

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.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

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.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

What is short term ? less than 3 years? That should also include Scherzer ( A Boras client) in that group

Twebur
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Speaking of Scherzer (not that we would have singed him anyway)

But after today……. I doubt we sign him now.

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

If Perry signs Stroman, I will get instant wood (TMI?) over this coming season’s prospects.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  MikeSalmon

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MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
11 days ago

How can this guy swipe left on the gnarly one? It’s freakin’ HOT!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  MikeSalmon

It was Maple. Always swipe left on maple.

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Your tastes run maybe towards ebony? Hey: me too.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

as pointed out elsewhere, Berrios signed a 7 year deal with Toronto for approximately $19mil per. Which deal sounds better, Berrios’ or Thor’s?

FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago

I’ll take the 1-yr, Eric In Portland

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Is he available ? Can EIP pitch?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

not any more. Rotator cuff..

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

I’m a bit surprised the Angels haven’t reached to you by now.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

That’s a pretty solid bargain for them.

cookmeister
Member
11 days ago

seeing as the Angels couldn’t sign Berrios because he wasn’t a FA, I’d say the deal for Thor is better

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  cookmeister

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.

h27kim
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I rather like this one: it’s a big gamble, but I’d take this one over gambling on Kershaw.

h27kim
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  h27kim

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.

DADOFVLAD
Member
11 days ago

Told you guys that they wanted to win. WS here we come baby

steelgolf
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DADOFVLAD

DOV? How is the family?

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago

I just hope he’s still Thor… I mean his elbow isn’t thor… I mean…. [shakes head and gives up]

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

The Dark Knight also wasn’t a Knight….
Just Dark.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

There were also way to many people who didn’t kill themselves in that Suicide Squad movie.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Dank Night

h27kim
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

The movie Thor wasn’t Thor. Did you see how he looked in the last movie?  🙃 

FungoAle
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

He still has long hair, he’s got that going for his Thor image.

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Correction:

I jutht hope he’th still Thor… I mean hith elbow ithn’t thor… I mean…. [thhaketh head and giveth up]

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