Noah Syndergaard of ‘Thor’ picks a new team.
ESPN reported on the 15th (Korean time), “Syndergaard has signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $13 million for one year.” An additional $1.5 million in sexual incentives will be added. Syndergaard became a free agent after the season after being traded from the Los Angeles Angels to the Philadelphia Phillies in August.
Syndergaard, who made his major league debut with the New York Mets in 2015, fluttered his long hair and threw a sinker of up to 102 miles (about 164 km) and a slider that reached 100 miles (161 km), earning the nickname ‘Thor’, the god of thunder. Throwing the fastest ball in the major leagues, he won 14 wins in 2016 and established himself as an ace.
Syndergaard, however, did not return to action until September 2021 after undergoing surgery to repair ligaments in his right elbow in March 2020. Syndergaard, who signed a one-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels ahead of this season, recorded 10-10 with an ERA of 3.94 in 25 games for the Angels and Phillies.
More than anything, it was the fall in restraint that caused concern. Syndergaard threw a four-seam fastball averaging 97.8 mph (157 km) in 2019, but dropped 6 km this year to average 94.1 mph (151 km). As his strikeout rate plummeted, attention followed him around saying that he had lost the power he had overpowered batters with fast balls.
‘The Athletic’ said on the 18th, “Syndergaard rejected the offer of a multi-year contract from another club and chose a one-year contract from the Dodgers. Syndergaard’s goal is to adjust the pitching mechanism at the Dodgers this year and then move to Texas for two years and $25 million. Andrew Hinida, who moved to the Rangers, explained that he took the opportunity to train at the Dodgers, a ‘factory that develops pitchers’.”
The Dodgers have a solid starting lineup, including Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urias, Tony Gonsolin, and Dustin May, and are a warm neighborhood all year round. Syndergaard can receive the ‘protection’ of the league’s top coaching staff and power analysis team in a warm place while thoroughly observing the starting rotation. In other words, Syndergaard’s ‘recovery’ requires the Dodgers’ environment. 스포츠토토
The above media summarized, “Syndergaard bets on his chances when choosing a contract with the Dodgers.” Syndergaard took the risky gamble of a one-year contract. Will he be able to find ‘Bifrost’ from warm LA to go to the new world again?