The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), which failed to recruit Yoshinobu Yamamoto (26, Los Angeles Dodgers), is showing interest in Blake Snell (31), who received the National League Cy Young Award last year.헤라카지노도메인
If Snell is successful, the Yankees will have the winners of the two major league Cy Young Awards and will be able to set up a powerful one-two punch.
John Hayman, a columnist for the New York Post in the U.S., said on the 5th (Korea time), “The Yankees, who need a starting pitcher, are considering recruiting Snell.”
Snell is an ideal recruitment candidate for the Yankees, who have been pushed out of the battle between the Dodgers and Yamamoto, he added.
SNY, a local media outlet in New York, also reported, “Snell is personally expressing interest in joining the Yankees.”
Snell was the best pitcher in the National League last year. Snell pitched in 32 games and 180 innings for the San Diego Padres in the 2023 season, recording 14 wins and 9 losses with a 2.25 ERA. He topped the ERA list in both leagues, earning his second career Cy Young Award.
Snell also received the Cy Young Award in 2018 when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Only seven pitchers including Snell have received the Cy Young Award in the two major leagues.
The Yankees, which have last year’s American League Cy Young Award winner Garrett Cole, can build a strong starting lineup if Snell is hired.
The Yankees are likely to compete for Snell with the Los Angeles Angels, which lost Shohei Ohtani. After failing to renew his contract with Ohtani, the Angels are seeking to recruit Snell as the next best option.
Meanwhile, according to MLB.COM, the Yankees, along with Snell, are also interested in recruiting Jordan Montgomery and Imana Shota, who are considered the “big three” among the remaining free agent (FA) starters.
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