With one of the biggest free agent pitchers available this offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be the favorite to sign him this offseason, and his name is not Shohei Ohtani.
Snell, 30, a left-handed pitcher who has spent his career split between the Tampa Bay Rays and the San Diego Padres is hitting free agency for the first time in his seven-year career.
Why Should LA Sign Blake Snell?
This past week, Snell was awarded as the NL Cy Young winner after pitching lights out for the Padres this last season.
In 32 games started this year, Snell pitched with a 14-9 record and held a 2.25 ERA, the lowest in the MLB. He also was third in strikeouts this past season with 234.
While most fans are drooling over the possibility of Shohei Ohtani wearing Dodger blue next year, that same kind of energy needs to be focused on Snell.
In 2021, the Dodgers signed Trevor Bauer to a three-year $22.5 million deal as he was expected to take over from Kershaw and dignify himself as the ace of the staff.
Unfortunately, Bauer would find himself in legal trouble and would eventually be released from LA.
Since then, the Dodgers have had little luck with finding starting pitchers that can stay healthy as Kershaw is getting older and Tony Gonsolin, Walker Buehler, and Dustin May are starting to find themselves on the injured list more often than usual.
In his six-year career, Snell has never once dealt with a major injury and would be the perfect fit to lead this rotation in 2024.
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