Noah Syndergaard was able to join in on the MLB free-agent frenzy before the league decided to lockout the players this week. He signed a lucrative one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels as he tries to prove he can still lead a rotation and live up to the “Thor” nickname.
The Angels former top catching prospect appeared for just one inning with the Major League club before being DFA’d Jack Kruger was drafted by the Angels in the 20th round of the 2016 draft (606th overall) for $395K after helping lead Mississippi State to an SEC Championship.
Los Angeles prioritized pitching this offseason, and while they haven’t gotten all of their targets, they made significant progress The Los Angeles Angels entered the offseason with one goal: significantly improving their pitching staff.
Alex Cobb would give the reigning NL West champion Giants a key veteran near the front of the rotation after the departure of All-Star righty Kevin Gausman to the Blue Jays on a $110 million, five-year contract.
The 31-year-old veteran served as a temporary stopgap at SS before his release. When the Angels acquired José Iglesias via a trade with the Baltimore Orioles last offseason, the idea may have been that he would provide a stopgap at the shortstop position before the 2021-22 free agency period, given its depth at the position.
The Lockout Seemingly Looks More Imminent With Only Two Days Remaining Before The Current CBA Expires As we currently sit in the thick of the free-agent market that is full of hustle and bustle this time of year, all may be put to a screeching halt at 11:59 p.m.
The former Reds bullpen arm is reportedly joining the Angels’ starting rotation The Angels reportedly brought in their third free agent pitcher of the offseason on Sunday evening, as according to Fansided’s Robert Murray, the club has an agreement with Michael Lorenzen on a one-year contract worth $7 million.
For an Angels team that needs starting pitching and is generally wary of long-term commitments to starters, Lorenzen represented a solid fit, and since he is also an Anaheim native, he’ll now get to start this new chapter of his career in his hometown.
Pitching rumors are swirling around the Angels as the impending Dec. 1 lockout looms With just a short time remaining until the impending Dec. 1 lockout almost certainly puts a freeze on all transactions for a while, the talk around baseball right now is that a flurry of different moves is expected to come in over the next few days.
The Angels Top Prospect made a quick appearance this season, pitching only 9.1 innings in relief before being assigned elsewhere. Oliver Ortega first joined the Halos in 2015 when he was signed to a minor league contract, but throughout the years, he made his way to the Angels 2021 Top Prospect list in the number 14th spot.
For those who celebrate, Thanksgiving is a great day to be grateful. Fans of the Los Angeles Angels certainly have a lot to be thankful for, even though the organization is still searching for its first playoff bid since 2014.