The Atlanta Braves always seem to need a starting pitcher, why not Thor?
Imagine having to face Syndergaard three, maybe four, maybe even more times a year. This is what could happen if he ends up with the Atlanta Braves. This is a team that signed Cole Hamels in 2020 and gave a deal to Charlie Morton this past offseason. They are willing to take risks on older players. I have to think they would do the same with ones coming off of an injury.
Even though I don’t buy too into the Yankees signing players to stick it to the Mets, I do think the Braves might. Any team in the National League East should. I’ll get to one more of them in a bit.
The 2021 starting pitchers for the Braves have been a mix of veterans and youngsters. Syndergaard could fit in as a younger veteran, possibly as a replacement for Morton or Drew Smyly. I don’t think it’s ever wise to go into a season without some experience in the rotation. Syndergaard could, at the very least, provide this.
As much of a fit as he could be for Atlanta, I’m not so sure he ends up there. This should be good news for Mets fans. Seeing Syndergaard hoist a World Series trophy will representing one of the biggest rivals would be painful.
But as I already mentioned, there is another team in the NL East that should try to make Syndergaard happen.