The official Major League Baseball website MLB.com said on the 12th (Korea time), “The New York Yankees are looking for both starting pitchers and bullpen pitchers in the FA market. According to reporter John Hayman, Snell received his first offer from the Yankees,” and said that the Yankees and Snell contacted him. However, there is reportedly a “big gap” between the amount Snell requested and the amount offered by the Yankees.랭크카지노
Snell is a big-time pitcher who remains in the FA market. As Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who was considered the biggest fish in the past, wore a LA Dodgers uniform, multiple teams that wanted to reinforce the mound jumped into Snell’s recruitment race. Not only the Yankees but also the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Angels, the Boston Red Sox, and the Chicago Cubs want Snell.
If there is competition, the price of Snell’s contract will increase. Local media predict that Snell’s contract will be worth at least 120 million dollars for five years and up to 200 million dollars for seven years. As the Dodgers signed a 12-year maximum of 325 million dollars with Yamamoto, the price of FA starting pitchers also rose.
Snell is an attractive starting pitcher. He is one of the best pitchers in the league who won two Cy Young Awards. In 2018, when he played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Snell went 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA in 31 games, becoming an American League Cy Young Award winner. In the 2023 season, he pitched in 32 games for the San Diego Padres, leaving him with a 14-9 record with a 2.25 ERA and winning the National League Cy Young Award.
If the Yankees recruit Snell, they will build a one-two punch as the winner of the Cy Young Award. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole also won the American League Cy Young Award in the 2023 season with 33 games winning 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA. If Cole and Snell protect the Yankees’ mound together, the Yankees will be able to clean up their failure to advance to the postseason in 2023.
Notably, the poor pitching on the mound was painful. Yankees starting pitchers ranked 10th among the 15 teams in the American League with an ERA of 4.44. They only pitched 820 ⅔s in 10th place. Yankees desperately need more starting pitchers.
In this season’s Stove League, the team has strengthened its capacity in certain areas. Through a trade with San Diego, it recruited Juan Soto and Trent Grisham to strengthen its batting lineup. On top of that, it signed a two-year FA contract worth 37 million U.S. dollars with veteran pitcher Marcus Stroman. However, it is true that the team is still lacking. The Yankees need more resources.
Yankees have already lost Yamamoto to Dodgers. Attention is focusing on whether Snell will be able to dispel regret. Will the starting lineup of their dreams, which leads to Cole and Snell, be completed.