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    Rays Reportedly Open To Blake Snell Trade

    Rays Reportedly Open To Blake Snell Trade
    By Connor Byrne | November 23, 2020 at 5:42pm CDT

    The reigning American League champion Rays could part with one of their most recognizable players. They have informed other teams that “they’re open to the idea of” dealing left-hander Blake Snell, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com writes, though the Rays aren’t “actively” looking to trade him.

    It could be a game-changer if the Rays actually are willing to deal Snell, considering the lack of front-end starters on the open market after Trevor Bauer. Snell was an American League Cy Young winner in 2018, and though he hasn’t been as successful since then, any team would be happy to plug him into its starting staff. The 27-year-old posted a 3.24 ERA/4.25 FIP with 11.34 K/9, 3.24 BB/9, a career-best 49.2 percent groundball rate, and a 95.1 mph average fastball velocity over 50 innings in 2020.

    The Rays signed Snell to a five-year, $50MM extension before 2019, but the low-budget team could now move on from him if it receives an enticing enough offer. Snell still has three years and $39MM left on that deal, but that should be a very appealing contract to clubs that need help in their rotation. Feinsand names the Braves, Angels and even the Mariners as clubs that are “believed to be interested in” Snell.
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    Who could the Yanks offer for Snell and why would the Rays entertain us?

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    Its interesting news for sure but zero chance he ends up here. The Braves and Rays would be a good match for that deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYKnickFanatic View Post
    Who could the Yanks offer for Snell and why would the Rays entertain us?
    Division rival, no chance. Just thought it news worthy. Rays moving a $10M per contract, kinda indicates the financial status. I have always maintained if you want a salary cap there should also be a floor. A minimum that must be devoted exclusively to player salary.
    "Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality,” JFK 1963.
    “The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    "Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts."--- Einstein
    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”---- James Baldwin




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    Quote Originally Posted by drt1010 View Post
    Division rival, no chance. Just thought it news worthy. Rays moving a $10M per contract, kinda indicates the financial status. I have always maintained if you want a salary cap there should also be a floor. A minimum that must be devoted exclusively to player salary.
    couldnt agree more

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    He’d be a great fit for the angels. After spending so much on that lineup, a cost controlled pitcher would be perfect for them. Doubt they end up moving him, but a Ray’s rotation without snell or Morton is a win for the yanks

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