Noah Syndergaard (30) of the Los Angeles Dodgers was determined to throw another 100 mph (160.9 km) fastball.
The LA Times, an American media, said on the 20th (Korean time), “The Dodgers may not spend a lot of money this winter. But Syndergaard hopes to help the team rebound.”
The Dodgers signed Syndergaard on the 15th to a one-year, $13 million (approximately 16.9 billion won) contract. Syndergaard is an ace fireballer who has made a name for himself in the past with his fastball over 100 mph. However, he showed a downward trend after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and this year he recorded 10-10 with an ERA of 3.94 in 25 games (134⅔innings). His best speed was 96.4 miles (155.1 km). 메이저사이트
The LA Times said, “Syndergaard was not satisfied with his solid but not surprising performance in 2022 in a video interview, and he did not compromise on his personal expectations for next season.” “I’m going to be a different pitcher next year,” Syndergaard said.
“What I did last year wasn’t the best play I could have made,” Syndergaard said. “I want to throw all the pitches I threw last year. There’s no reason I can’t throw another 100 miles or more. It makes no sense. I don’t think there is a player in the major leagues who is better than me in terms of recovery, training, and detail.”
The LA Times cited examples of Tyler Anderson and Andrew Heaney, explaining that Syndergaard considered his pitching to be the best team to revive. Syndergaard joked, “Everything the Dodgers touch seems to turn to gold.”
Syndergaard, who showed a strong desire to throw a fastball again next year, said, “I have a really good plan to prepare during the offseason. When spring training starts, I’ll be ready to throw the ball.”