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MLB Rumors: Blake Snell Searching for $240M Contract in FA After Successful NL Cy Younger Award

Doric Sam January 15, 2024 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images National League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell is the top remaining pitcher on the free-agent market, but he reportedly isn’t planning on giving any team a discount in negotiations. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Snell “continues to seek a contract that will pay

MLB Rumors: Blake Snell Searching for $240M Contract in FA After Successful NL Cy Younger Award

Doric SamJanuary 15, 2024

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Blake Snell #4 of the San Diego Padres looks o during the sixth 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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Nationwide League Cy Younger Award winner Blake Snell is the highest remaining pitcher on the free-agent market, however he reportedly is not planning on giving any staff a reduction in negotiations.

In response to Bob Nightengale of USA At present, Snell “continues to hunt a contract that may pay him a minimum of $240 million, and now awaits to see what staff blinks first.”

Nightengale famous that the New York Yankees “made an introductory provide for practically $100 million much less” than what Snell is looking for, and it was “shortly dismissed” earlier than the staff pivoted to signing Marcus Stroman to a two-year, $37 million deal final week. There are reportedly “a number of groups” which might be “engaged with Snell whereas seeing if his price ticket drops,” with the Toronto Blue Jays significantly named to be “quietly monitoring his free company.”

Jon Heyman of the New York Put up reported in late December that Snell had additionally drawn curiosity from the Boston Purple Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, amongst others. Nevertheless, it will not be straightforward to get him to cut back his asking worth after his spectacular 2023 marketing campaign.

Snell began a career-high 32 video games for the San Diego Padres in 2023 and went 14-9 with a 2.25 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and a career-high 234 strikeouts in 180.0 innings of labor. He is now the seventh participant in MLB historical past to win Cy Younger Awards in each leagues, having gained the AL Cy Younger in 2018 when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Snell undoubtedly can be a significant addition to any beginning rotation, so will probably be fascinating to see the place he lands this winter.

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