Blake Snell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blake Snell back to throwing off mound

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2020 MLB season is obviously still very much in the air, but Blake Snell is inching closer towards being game-ready. Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reported that the Tampa Bay Rays ace threw a bullpen session on Friday afternoon, marking his first time throwing off a..." June 13

  • How A Minor Signing Led To A Cy Young Winner

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former major league outfielder Brad Hawpe was a more-than-respectable offensive player during his peak with the Rockies. While Hawpe had difficulty early on from his debut in 2004 through the next season, he combined to slash .288/.384/.518 (124 wRC+) with 99 home runs in 2,338 plate..." May 26

  • Blake Snell changes agents, hires Scott Boras

    Yardbarker "After recently expressing his concerns over his financial future, Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell has now decided to hire one of the most powerful agents in sports. Snell said Monday that he is changing representation, but he did not discuss specifics. According to Ken Rosenthal and..." May 26

  • Blake Snell doesn't owe you anything

    The Score "On Friday, Major League Baseball sent a 67-page draft of its health-and-safety manual to the MLBPA, which outlines a staggering number of protocols that the league feels necessary to implement for baseball to start up amid the coronavirus pandemic. The manual, which was first obtained..." May 20

  • Blake Snell’s comments show lack of perspective during time of rapid change

    Sportsnet "Self-assessment is an important trait in navigating life and an essential one in negotiations. Blake Snell is lacking it. He’s a very good pitcher but he’s not someone who unilaterally impacts the profit margin of his MLB team or the league as a whole...." May 15

  • Blake Snell doubles down on pay-cut comments: 'Not fair to the players'

    Sportsnaut "Tampa Bay Rays star pitcher and former AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell made news earlier this week on Twitch by indicating that he does not want to risk his life by returning to work during the ongoing pandemic for pennies on the dollar. Snell’s comments were met by support from..." May 15

  • Bryce Harper, Nolan Arenado defend Blake Snell over pay stance: 'He made a lot of good points'

    Fox News "MLB stars Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado threw their support toward Blake Snell, who said Wednesday he wasn’t going to risk playing baseball for less money amid the coronavirus pandemic. Snell, the Tampa Bay Rays’ 2018 American League Cy Young..." May 15

  • Stephen A. Smith Calls Out Bryce Harper and Blake Snell and He's About to Get Destroyed

    12 Up "MLB players like Blake Snell and Bryce Harper have come out against any proposal to restart the 2020 MLB season in which more money is taken away from the players, with Snell even going so far as to say he would rather sit out than play under such conditions. ESPN's..." May 15

  • Rays’ Blake Snell: ‘Just not worth it’ to play in 2020 for reduced pay

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays Cy Young award winner Blake Snell said the risk of returning to play this season is “just not worth it” — at least not for significantly less than his original $7 million salary. With league and union officials discussing a plan to start a pandemic-delayed and..." May 14

  • Blake Snell sweeps Lucas Giolito for first Players League title

    MLB.com "He needed it so bad, and on Sunday he got it. Blake Snell (Rays) captured the inaugural MLB The Show Players League championship, sweeping Lucas Giolito (White Sox) with three straight victories to claim the best-of-five virtual World Series. And with MLB Network’s Robert Flores..." May 03

  • Blake Snell, Lucas Giolito advance to MLB The Show final

    National Post "The best player since the start of the MLB The Show Players League is onto the championship series. Stunningly, the same cannot be said of the second-best player. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell and Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo, the only two players to record at least 23..." May 03

  • Blake Snell Surges Toward Top Seed in Saturday's MLB The Show League

    Bleacher Report "Only eight teams will advance to the MLB The Show Players League playoffs, and it's safe to say Blake Snell will be one of them. The Tampa Bay Rays hurler was his dominant self Saturday, going 3-1 on the night to take a four-game lead on Bo Bichette and Dwight Smith Jr. in the..." April 19

  • Rays Pitcher Blake Snell Defends Gary Sanchez From Fan Criticism While Streaming on Twitch

    12 Up "New York Yankees All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez is one of the most polarizing players in the game of baseball. Otherworldly power, but susceptible to the slightest slider. Ridiculous arm, but dead to rights as soon as the ball bounces. Truly, you never know what you're going to get, but..." April 13

  • Aaron Judge-Blake Snell 'Bet' is a Little Weird Given MLB's Pete Rose Stance

    12 Up "Betting on games is one of the unforgivable sins in the game of baseball. It is the reason why MLB's all-time hits leader in Pete Rose remains banned from the game to this day. Any mention of betting is taboo and that is why a recent wager between Aaron Judge and..." April 10

  • Rebound Candidate: Blake Snell

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right off the top, I’ll acknowledge the term ’rebound candidate’ is a bit strong to describe Blake Snell. Even looking only at bottom line results, Snell’s 2019 season was serviceable. He logged a 4.29 ERA in 107 innings over 23 starts; Baseball Reference, which..." April 06

  • Rays’ Blake Snell set to return to the mound Monday

    Tampa Bay Times " Blake Snell felt good enough Saturday to return to the mound Monday in Dunedin, which was good news for the Rays. Snell has been sidelined since feeling soreness in his elbow following his one-inning spring debut on Feb. 26 and got a cortisone shot Feb. 28. He resumed playing..." March 09

  • Rays’ Blake Snell’s first step toward return: Not great, not bad

    Tampa Bay Times " Tuesday was the first day top Rays lefty starter Blake Snell was going to test his sore, inflamed and recently cortisone-injected left elbow by playing catch. And that’s about all it was, the first of several steps to see if the issue is indeed behind Snell and to start..." March 04

  • 8 AL East Pitchers Looking For Bounce-Back Years

    MLB Trade Rumors "After taking a look at eight American League East hitters hoping to bounce back from down seasons in 2020, we’ll do the same here with an octet of the division’s pitchers… Nathan Eovaldi, RHP, Red Sox: The flamethrowing Eovaldi was one of..." March 04

  • Blake Snell Discusses Health Status

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blake Snell spoke with the media this morning about the cortisone shot he received in his throwing elbow Friday. He reiterated (via Juan Toribio of MLB.com) that he doesn’t view the issue as a long-term concern, calling the injection a precautionary measure. Nevertheless,..." March 01

  • Seven MLB Stars Who Need To Step Up In 2020

    Sportsnaut "The MLB season is just around the corner and with players reporting for spring training, the work begins for some of the game’s biggest stars. For many of MLB’s stars, the pressure will be on from fans and the organization to step up and deliver on expectations in..." February 17