SP - SD
Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports the Padres have an agreement in place to acquire LHP Blake Snell from the Rays.
Lin notes that Luis Patiño, Francisco Mejía, Blake Hunt, and Cole Wilcox are the prospects heading back to the Rays. Snell currently has three years and $39 million remaining on his contract, and he'll give the Padres a dangerous rotation entering the 2021 campaign. In 11 starts this year Snell posted a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Pitching in San Diego should ultimately be a plus for his fantasy value, especially if the Padres let him go deeper into games than the Rays ever did.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports the Rays are open to trading ace southpaw Blake Snell this offseason.
Feinsand notes that the Rays aren't actively shopping Snell. However, he adds that trading the former Cy Young award winner is the club's best chance at creating some financial flexibility amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Snell has three years and $42 million remaining on his contract. The Braves and Angels are listed as teams believed to be interest in acquiring Snell, who will remain a high-end fantasy starter no matter where he's pitching next season.
Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Snell was sharp over five 1/3 innings and was pulled in the sixth after allowing a single Austin Barnes. The Dodgers tacked on two runs off reliever Nick Anderson in sixth inning and took the lead 2-1. Snell was visibly upset from being removed, "for most of that game, I was dominating every outcome possible," said Snell. "It's going to take a while to get over this." Rays' manager Kevin Cash pulled Snell from the game despite the left-hander dominating the Dodgers for most of the contest. "Yes, I regret it because it didn't work out," said Cash. "I thought the process was right." The 27-year-old threw a total of 73 pitches, landing 48 for strikes. Snell finished 2020 postseason strong, owning a (2-2) record, 3.03 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 37 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings.
Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Snell limited the Dodgers to two runs over four 2/3 innings. He yielded a two-run shot to Chris Taylor in the fifth inning as his lone mistake. Snell threw a total of 88 pitches, landing 49 for strikes. The 27-year-old owns a 3.33 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 28 strikeouts over 24 1/3 innings. Snell would most likely pitch again in Game 6 of the World Series, if deemed necessary.
Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings in his previous outing. He will pitch Game 2 of the World Series against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old owns a (2-2) record along with a 3.20 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 19 strikeouts over 19 2/3 innings.