The Dodgers made their most significant signing of the 2022 offseason two days ago, signing former All-Star Noah Syndergaard.
Syndergaard signed a one-year deal worth $13 million. Earlier today, the Dodgers’ social media officially announced their addition of the 30-year-old and posted a video to their fans warning them of a severe thunderstorm coming to Los Angeles.
Be ready, LA. Thunder’s coming. pic.twitter.com/2FBb55rUqh
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2022
What a video, right?!?! This is Hollywood, and the Dodgers properly welcomed the new-right hander to their fans with that great post.
Thor came off a season in which he started with the Anaheim Angels and found himself in the World Series with the Philadephia Phillies. In his 2022 campaign, he went 10-10, posting a 3.94 ERA, with 95 strikeouts and a 1.25 WHIP in 134.2 innings pitched. Noah allowed 14 home runs, 59 earned runs, and 31 walks in 25 games.
The God of Thunder has major injury history, undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2020 and didn’t return till September 2021.
He pitched and played a lot in 2022 and will ultimately fill the five spot in the Dodgers rotation for 2023. Essentially, he signed a one-year prove-it deal, as he landed in the right spot with the pitching wizard Mark Prior ready to revitalize Syndergaard as he’s done so with many pitchers.
Shout out to the Dodgers social media team for that video; we’re happy to have Noah in Los Angeles.