10 former Cleveland Guardians who are still without a job entering Spring Training

Cleveland Guardians v Minnesota Twins
Cleveland Guardians v Minnesota Twins / David Berding/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
9 of 11
Next

8. Noah Syndergaard

As far as memorable Cleveland Guardians go, Noah Syndergaard is not someone who qualifies. Syndergaard came to Cleveland in a deal that sent Amed Rosario to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his stint in Cleveland lasted just six games.

Acquiring Thor was really a move made out of desperation rather than making a playoff push. The Guardians had a rotation filled with youngsters, and the rotation just needed someone to eat innings. While Syndergaard was able to average more than five innings per start, he was hit around relatively easily by opposing batters. This eventually led to Syndergaard being designated for assignment, followed by an outright release.

Unlike most of the players on this list, Syndergaard is currently receiving interest from multiple teams, so his time as a free agent is likely to end relatively soon. Teams are still willing to take a chance on Syndergaard despite allowing 22 home runs in 88.1 innings last season. The hope for a prospective team is that Syndergaard is able to recapture the dynamic pitching ability he once had during his tenure with the New York Mets, but as time has gone on, that appears to be a result that becomes less and less likely with each passing year.