A name Blue Jays fans may remember fondly, right-hander Noah Syndergaard was a key player of interest this past offseason and even received a contract offer from the Jays but decided to take his talents to Los Angeles instead.
A solid pitcher with an injury history, Syndergaard has made 14 starts for the Angels this season while posting a 4.00 ERA through 74.1 innings. His 7.0 K/9 is trending to be on the lower side compared to his previous seasons but he can be a dominant force on the mound when everything is working.
He has 11 starts on the year where he has allowed three or fewer runs but is a bit of a wild card given his injury history and the fact that he started the season so well and could be a player who runs out of steam towards the end of the year (as he did miss a lot of time over the past couple of seasons due to injury).
If the price is right and the Angels are willing to sell, Syndergaard could be a risk the Jays’ front office would be willing to take to fill out the starting rotation. While the current group wasn’t around when Syndergaard was drafted by the Jays back in 2010, considering they were interested this past offseason for his services, it would make sense that the interest is still there come the trade deadline.