Insider Identifies 2 Potential Blake Snell Landing Spots

Blake Snell #4 of the San Diego Padres exits the game during the fourth inning after giving up an RBI single to Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets in game two of the Wild Card Series at Citi Field on October 08, 2022 in New York City.
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We have seen a few starting pitchers already sign in MLB free agency.

Some of the top pitchers on the board found themselves signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

That is where Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and Tyler Glasnow all ended up.

But, there are still some very good pitchers available on the open market.

One pitcher who has not signed yet is reigning NL Cy Young winner Blake Snell.

His market has been quiet so far in free agency, but he is set for a massive payday.

According to Jon Heyman via B/R Walk-Off, the Angels and Giants are two teams that make sense for Snell.

Snell is coming off a dominant season with the Padres.

He threw 180 innings last year to an ERA of 2.25.

He struck out 234 batters across those innings and only gave up 115 hits.

The biggest issue with Snell is his lack of command.

He walked 99 batters last season, which was the most in the National League.

Snell will be entering his age-31 season next year.

Signing him to a massive long-term contract could cause some teams to be wary.

But, anyone looking for a high-upside starter should take a long look at Snell.

It seems likely that Snell will sign with a borderline playoff team like the Giants.

They have plenty of money to spend and could use another piece to keep them competitive in the NL West.

Snell is the biggest name available in free agency, so seeing where he signs could shake up the league.

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