Thor, interesting option for the Yankees

Which of the cartoon heroes do you prefer? If the answer is Thor and you are a fan of the New York Yankees, you might see one of your fantasies come true in 2022.

Noah Syndergaard, known as Thor for his resemblance to the Marvel Super Hero, is one of the arms available in this Major League Baseball free agency for the upcoming 2022 season.

The right-hander has not launched a game since 2019, a season where he had a win-loss balance of 10-8, with a high ERA of 4.28 and a contest in which he ended up being the leader in earned runs allowed with 94.

However, in the four seasons leading up to that combined, Syndergaard had a 37-22 win-loss record with a 2.93 ERA and had fanned 573 opponents in 518.1 innings of performance.

Can “Thor” regain that form it had from 2015 to 2018?

No one is a guess, but the pros are that the Texas-born is only 29 years old and with a strong arm and good repertoire that in the right environment and with the right trainers, he could pay incredible dividends.

Syndeergard’s salary last season was $ 9,700,000. Yes, don’t be alarmed, MLB players collect all their money, even if they don’t play. From a monetary point of view, Syndergaard cannot “sit down and ask for gigantic sums”, because his injuries are going to affect his pocket and this is good for the Yankees, who, although they have the money to pay, are already entering 2022 with a high payroll in terms of collective salaries, which in fact is past the luxury tax agreed for the following campaign.

In my opinion, the Yankees don’t have a number two pitcher in the rotation of five. The profile of the roster members as far as starting pitchers is concerned, it does not have a true two and Noah Syndeergard may be that man behind Cole who has the responsibility of providing quality starts for the Bombers. From three onwards those from the Bronx are not bad. Severino, Montgomery, Gil, German and other young talents can end up making a good quintet.

Will the Yankees then pull the trigger? Do we see Thor in the Big Apple like in good comics? We will see what the management decides and what Noah also decides, because if he comes to wear the striped shirt, perhaps his resemblance to the Marvel superhero is no longer the same, because with the Bombers, he will not be able to have a beard and hair it needs to be trimmed, something Syndeergard may not like very much.


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Thor, interesting option for the Yankees