The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a juggernaut for the past decade. They’ve dominated their division, produced multiple MVPs, are a constant fixture in the postseason, and have a great front office to show for it.
L.A. has become one of the best organizations in baseball and a destination for winners.
They swing for the fences, and more times than not, it works. Players notice that and want to try a piece of what it’s like.
Take newly acquired pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Today, Noah met with the media to discuss his move to Los Angeles and why he returned to southern California. It was a no-brainer for Noah, to put it simply.
Syndergaard on why he chose to sign with the #Dodgers: “Everything that they touch turns to gold.”
— Dylan Hernández (@dylanohernandez) December 19, 2022
Can you blame him? Just look at the most recent examples on the pitching side of things: Tyler Anderson, Andrew Heaney, Evan Phillips, Yency Almonte, and Tony Gonsolin, to name a few, have turned into fantastic pitchers for L.A.
Dodgers pitching coach Mark Prior is the best at finding what pitchers are best at and using it to their advantage.
Noah came off an okay 2022 season where he went 10-10 with a 3.94 ERA with the Angels and Phillies. He was last an All-Star in 2016 and will look to get back to an All-Star level with Los Angeles.
Syndergaard will fill out the rotation for the Dodgers behind Kershaw, Urias, and May.
We look forward to seeing what he has left in the tank and if Prior can squeeze every ounce of talent out of him.