The Tampa Bay Rays have already misplaced right-hander Charlie Morton, who reportedly signed a one-year, $15 million cope with the Atlanta Braves. Do they actually wish to lose Blake Snell, too? Apparently, they’re keen to deal the previous Cy Younger winner.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Rays are “open to the thought of buying and selling Snell.” Nonetheless, he is not being actively shopped, however Tampa Bay would profit from unloading the rest of his contract, which is for 3 years and $39 million.
The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners are “believed to have an interest” in buying Snell, Feinsand provides, however the Washington native in all probability would favor to play for Seattle, his hometown workforce.
Snell has been among the best pitchers in baseball for the reason that 2018 marketing campaign. In 5 seasons with the Rays, Snell is 42-30 with a 3.24 ERA and 648 strikeouts in 556 innings. Within the postseason, he owns a 2.83 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 35 innings.
If the Rays deal Snell, they’re going to be left with Tyler Glasnow, Ryan Yarbrough and Josh Fleming, which is not precisely ultimate for a workforce that simply made it to the World Sequence.