Two-Time Cy Young Winner Blake Snell Agrees to Join the Giants

Updated On Mar 19, 2024 by Landon Wheeler

Blake Snell agrees to join the San Francisco GiantsSummary:

  • Blake Snell has agreed to a deal with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The two-time Cy Young winner will allegedly stay with the Giants for the next two years.
  • The $62 million deal includes an opt-out clause after the first season.

Two-time Cy Young winner Blake Snell has allegedly agreed to join the baseball‘s San Francisco Giants for two years.

$62 Million Contract

According to an anonymous source with direct knowledge of the deal who spoke to USA TODAY Sports, the player has finally said yes to the agreement more than a week before Opening Day.

While the contract has not yet been sealed in ink, the $62 million contract also includes an opt-out clause that will be available at the end of the first season.

31-year-old Snell enjoyed a good season representing the San Diego Padres. He led the major leagues in ERA (2.25), adjusted ERA (182) as well as the fewest hits per nine innings (5.8) while scooping up the National League Cy Young Award.

That capped a two-year stretch in which he posted a 2.72 ERA and 3.17 Fielding Independent Pitching over a 56-start stretch.

The new contract with the Giants comes at the end of his now-expired five-year contract extension for $50 million with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Snell won the 2018 AL Cy Young together with Tampa Bay but had a hard time being consistent in the three seasons that came after, especially after the 2020 trade that transferred him to the Padres.

 

Giants’ Slumber Offseason Flourishes

The team’s offseason didn’t start very well, ended up in a slumber, and it is now in bloom as Snell is getting ready to join Logan Webb, his runner-up in the 2023 NL Cy Young balloting.

Earlier in March, the team also welcomed third baseman Matt Chapman after signing a similar short-term agreement featuring several opt-out clauses.

The latest deals with the two come after a winter season that saw the Giants agree to a $113 million deal with South Korean center fielder Jung Hoo Lee, a $42 million contract for DH Jorge Soler that will spread over three years, and a $44 million agreement for Jordan Hicks that will end after four years.

The San Francisco Giants also agreed to a trade for ex-AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray. Ray will only be joining the team in midseason.

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