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MLB Rumors: Blake Snell Has ‘A number of’ Contenders All in favour of Free Company Contract

Andrew Peters January 12, 2024 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Free agent starting pitcher Blake Snell has “multiple” contenders expressing strong interest in signing him, per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. According to Nightengale, though the market has not been very active publicly when it comes to Snell, there are several teams quietly still interested in him.

MLB Rumors: Blake Snell Has ‘A number of’ Contenders All in favour of Free Company Contract

Andrew PetersJanuary 12, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Blake Snell #4 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park on September 19, 2023 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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Free agent beginning pitcher Blake Snell has “a number of” contenders expressing robust curiosity in signing him, per USA Right now’s Bob Nightengale.

In accordance with Nightengale, although the market has not been very energetic publicly relating to Snell, there are a number of groups quietly nonetheless excited about him.

The 2018 Cy Younger winner began 32 video games for the San Diego Padres final season, posting a 14-9 report with a 2.25 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 180 innings pitched. He is coming off a 5-year, $50 million contract that he signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019.

Whereas a number of groups nonetheless appear to be within the combine for Snell, the New York Yankees doubtless will not be touchdown him. In accordance with the New York Submit’s Jon Heyman, the Yankees and Snell have been “far aside” on a deal, and it’ll doubtless stop him from suiting up in pinstripes, except his quantity drops earlier than the tip of free company.

The San Francisco Giants are additionally doubtless out on Snell, Nightengale reported Friday. They’re changing Jordan Hicks to a starter, which doubtless means Snell will not be getting a proposal. The Philadelphia Phillies are one other group seemingly out of the combo for Snell due to his price ticket, per The Athletic’s Matt Gelb.

With these groups doubtless out, it makes room for a distinct contender to attempt to land Snell, although whoever pursues him will doubtless should be keen to sacrifice some cap area.

Wherever he lands, Snell is trying to proceed his manufacturing and compete for a World Collection.

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