Details Revealed On Yankees Offer To Blake Snell; Hope Remains

Earlier this month it was revealed that the New York Yankees made an offer to top free agent pitcher Blake Snell. But rumors had their offer being about $100 million short of the Cy Young winner's asking price.

Now details have emerged of the offer, and it wasn't quite the massive gap that we all thought. According to Mark Feinsand of, the Yankees offered Snell a six-year, $150 million deal, but the 2-time Cy guy was looking for an average annual value of at least $30 million per year – or a longer contract.

That would mean the Bronx Bombers only need to shave one year off their offer, to 5 years, $150 mill to get to Snell's $30M AAV price. Or add on a couple of extra years, which, at their original $25M per season offer, would mean that an eight-year deal for $200M would get it done. Ok, so they're only $50 million and a couple of years apart, at worst. 

And the fact remains that New York’s submission is the only actual offer that Snell has gotten thus far. Will his demanding agent Scott Boras continue to try to turn the screws on teams, and hold out for those stated price points, or will they eventually cave and decide to get him signed by training camp, which opens for pitchers and catchers in just over three weeks?

Certainly, other teams are interested—namely, the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels—but no one seems willing to meet the steep asking price at this point. 

The Yankees, since being turned down by Boras and Snell, have since gone out and signed Marcus Stroman to a much more reasonable 2-year, $37 million deal to fill a rotation spot. 

Snell won his second Cy Young award in 2023 with the San Diego Padres, giving him one in each league (also having won one with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018). The 31-year-old posted an MLB-leading 2.25 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP last year, while striking out 11.7 per nine. 

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