After Francesa said that the Mets are better off without him, Syndergaard flamed Francesa in a pretty hilarious fashion.
Syndergaard proved he had some game when it came to trash talking on Friday when it went down, but he didn't stop there. Francesa was very upset at Syndergaard coming for him, and tried to take another shot at him. Syndergaard once again did not let him off so easy.
Noah Syndergaard is eager to prove his doubters wrong as he joins the LA Angels.
As far as the dig from Mike Francesa about the Mets being better off without Noah Syndergaard, that's obviously ridiculous, regardless of how Syndergaard pitches this season.
As soon as Syndergaard went down with the injury, the Mets churned out 26-34 and 77-85 seasons in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The team was 86-76 the last time Syndergaard was in the rotation (2019). They clearly were significantly better with him in the mix (and that's even with 2019 being the worst year of his career).
Also, for the record, Thor never "whined and ran away." He even expressed interest in staying with New York. That's on the Mets for not finding a way to keep him, and not Syndergaard's.
But anyway, Syndergaard sticking up for himself is a great sign for the Angels. It goes to show that when he does face true adversity during the season, he's clearly eager to go ahead and prove his doubters wrong.
It's been a mixed bag on the reaction to Syndergaard signing with the Halos. Some like the aggression from Perry Minasian and the urgency that he's showing. Others don't want someone coming off of a serious injury due to many Angels already coming off of injuries as we enter next year.
One thing we know for sure, however, is that Syndergaard clearly has some fire coming into 2022 with the Angels. Syndergaard stepping onto the mound with some fire is a scary sight, and we may have ourselves a squad next year if we keep everyone on the field.