Giants Snag Blake Snell with $62M Deal, Shake Up NL West Dynamics

March 20, 2024
Giants Snag Blake Snell with $62M Deal, Shake Up NL West Dynamics
  • The San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Blake Snell to a two-year, $62 million contract, with an option to opt out after the first year.

  • The contract includes a $17 million signing bonus, a $15 million salary, and could potentially increase to $92 million if Snell stays for the third year.

  • As a consequence of the signing, the Giants will lose their third-round pick and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.

  • Blake Snell is rostered in 98.8% of ESPN standard leagues but might not be on the active roster for Opening Day due to the timing of the signing.

  • The Giants view the acquisition of Snell as a key enhancement to their rotation, despite his past injuries and control issues.

  • Snell's signing with the Giants affects the NL West dynamic, particularly impacting the San Diego Padres and other teams like the Astros, Angels, and Yankees who were interested in him.

  • This move boosts the star power in the NL West and poses challenges for rivals, including the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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