Noah Syndergaard clearly wants to get back on the field with his LA Angels teammates. I'm sure each one of those teammates is itching for the same thing. Syndergaard, however, has become vocal about the issue, continuing to earn his reputation as one of the funniest and most liked players in the game:
Of course, Syndergaard is basing this jab off of the fact that MLB insider and writer Ken Rosenthal was fired from MLB Network for being critical of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the league. Since ESPN's Jeff Passan is criticizing the league, the league owners, and the commissioner, it's pretty plausible that he's not on Manfred's nice list either.
Monday was indeed the deadline for missing games, according to the league. Some, however, have suggested that it may not be as hard of a deadline as the league seems to have suggested. Regardless, most are not expecting a deal to be done by the deadline, no matter how serious that deadline truly is.
Noah Syndergaard may be greatly affected by the lockout if the LA Angels' season gets shortened.
This is of course going to be Noah Syndergaard's first season with the LA Angels, and it would be nice if he was able to go through a normal offseason in his first time switching big-league teams. He's dealing with a new set of scenery that he's never dealt with before, and a lockout adds to that adversity.
In addition, he's still working on injury recovery after Tommy John surgery, and this lockout locks Syndergaard out of being able to work with team physicians legally. Of course, there are ways to work around this, but it's still causing inconveniences. If this lockout continues to the point where the league is going to even have to cancel games, things could be increasingly tough for the hopeful ace.
This is especially true because it could also mean that there will be little or no spring training. Syndergaard needs that prep time. Every pitcher for every team needs that prep time. This lockout is getting ridiculous, and needs to come to a stop immediately. Passan is right in what he's saying about the league's mishandling of this situation.