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Carlos Rodon has agreed to sign a six-year, $162 million dollar contract with the New York Yankees.
Rodon is coming off two of the best seasons of his career in 2021 and 2022 earning him a huge payday with the Yankees. In 310.2 innings between the two seasons, Rodon posted a 2.67 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP with a 33.9 percent strikeout rate. Rodon is an ace, but moving from San Francisco to New York is certainly a downgrade in home ballpark.
The Yankees reportedly have interest in Justin Verlander, but are focused on Carlos Rodon.
The Mets are reportedly more focused on Verlander. The Yankees are likely losing Jameson Taillon and are looking to fill his spot in the rotation with a huge splash whether it be Rodon or Verlander. The deal Jacob deGrom got from the Rangers should give those two a favorable advantage to get a deal with close to deGrom's per-year numbers.
Carlos Rodon was offered a qualifying offer of one-year, $19.65 million, by the Giants.
Rodon is likely to decline the offer and look for a long-term deal. If he does decline and sign with another team, the Giants will receive a comp pick after Competitive Balance B.
Carlos Rodon has officially opted out of his contract with the Giants and has become a free agent.
This isn't too surprising following another outstanding season for the left-hander. The 29-year-old has a 2.67 ERA, 0.998 WHIP, and 422 Ks over 310.2 innings since 2021. He will be a top-end starting pitcher and source of strikeouts no matter where he ends up in 2023.
Carlos Rodon picked up the win after allowing two hits while striking out 10 in six scoreless innings of Thursday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.
Rodon was magnificent on Thursday, tallying his third double-digit strikeout performance of September. The veteran has been one of the best pitchers in baseball all season, boasting a 2.88 ERA and a WHIP of 1.03 to go with his whopping 237 strikeouts in 178 innings pitched. He will look to finish his season on a high note against the Padres on Tuesday.