The reigning American League champion Rays might half with one among their most recognizable gamers. They’ve knowledgeable different groups that “they’re open to the thought of” dealing left-hander Blake Snell, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com writes, however the Rays aren’t “actively” seeking to commerce him.
It could possibly be a game-changer if the Rays truly are keen to deal Snell, contemplating the dearth of front-end starters on the open market after Trevor Bauer. Snell was an American League Cy Younger winner in 2018, and although he hasn’t been as profitable since then, any group can be joyful to plug him into its beginning workers. The 27-year-old posted a 3.24 ERA/4.25 FIP with 11.34 Ok/9, 3.24 BB/9, a career-best 49.2 % groundball price, and a 95.1 mph common fastball velocity over 50 innings in 2020.
The Rays signed Snell to a five-year, $50M extension earlier than 2019, however the low-budget group might now transfer on from him if it receives an attractive sufficient provide. Snell nonetheless has three years and $39M left on that deal, however that needs to be a really interesting contract to golf equipment that want assist in their rotation. Feinsand names the Braves, Angels and even the Mariners as golf equipment which might be “believed to be desirous about” Snell.