Yankees Target $150M Deal with Blake Snell
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Yankees Target $150M Deal with Blake Snell

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Yankees Target $150M Deal with Blake Snell

 

The New York Yankees are poised to make a significant splash in the free-agent market, and the potential acquisition of pitcher Blake Snell has been a topic of speculation throughout the offseason.

According to Eric Smithling’s analysis for YardBarker, the Yankees stand out as a likely destination for Snell, with indications suggesting that a deal could soon materialize. It’s suggested that Snell may now consider accepting a previous offer from the Yankees, which he had previously turned down in pursuit of a longer contract. However, with the market for his services not as robust as expected, the Yankees’ initial offer of a six-year, $150 million contract might now seem more appealing.

The reported offer from the Yankees was initially disclosed by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, who characterized it as the only offer extended to the reigning NL Cy Young award winner. Snell, represented by agent Scott Boras, had been holding out for a more lucrative deal, reportedly seeking around $270 million over nine years. However, as Opening Day approaches, Snell may find that his lofty asking price has limited interest from potential suitors.

Despite Snell’s undeniable talent, interest from other teams has been lukewarm, with some organizations hesitant to meet the demands associated with working with Boras. Up to this point, the Yankees’ offer remains the only publicly reported one for the 31-year-old left-hander, indicating a lack of significant movement in negotiations.

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