Could the Seattle Mariners trade for Blake Snell? 100%. Here are the 3 biggest reasons why it could happen this offseason.
Almost four weeks have gone by and the talks about Blake Snell have calmed down, but when Kevin Cash pulled Blake Snell in the 6th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, the world was in a frenzy.
Snell was in cruise control pitching like the Cy Young award winner that he is. He had pitched to a 3.33 ERA in the 2020 playoffs before the game. He had allowed 0 runs and only 2 hits with 9 strikeouts through 5 and 1/3 innings in his second World Series start when the Rays manager Kevin Cash decided to pull him to do the smart analytics move and not have him face the Dodgers order for the third time.
What ensued was a 3-1 Rays loss that sent the Commissioners Trophy to Los Angeles. After the game, Blake Snell said that he was “Disappointed and upset.” He also went on to say, “I am not going to question (Cash). He’s a helluva manager.”
Chances are things will be fine with Snell and the Rays, but after his disappointment with the decisions made last season, if the Mariners came calling would Snell be all aboard coming to Seattle? More importantly, would the Rays be intrigued by what the Mariners can offer? Yes and yes. In fact, a trade for Snell between the two sides would be a perfect fit.
Here are the three biggest reasons why the Seattle Mariners could swing a trade for the Rays ace Blake Snell.