MLB Rumors: Update On Trade Interest In Shane Bieber

Shane Bieber, once a highly sought-after pitcher and AL Cy Young Award winner, now finds himself in a trade market marked by muted interest, according to Zachary Rotman.

Despite his past achievements and dominance on the mound, concerns have emerged regarding his recent performance, including a notable decline in velocity and strikeout numbers, coupled with a spotty injury history.

Last season, the 28-year-old posted a 3.80 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, with 107 strikeouts across 128 innings and 21 starts.

This unexpected shift has left potential suitors hesitant to invest heavily in the right-hander, especially with his impending free agency after the upcoming season.

As a result, trade talks surrounding Bieber have cooled, leaving the Cleveland Guardians in a position to either hope for a resurgence in his performance or consider dealing him if his value rebounds later in the season.

Throughout the offseason, Bieber's name loomed large in trade discussions, with many expecting a bustling market for the talented pitcher.

Over the past fice seasons, Bieber holds a strong 3.07 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, with 820 strikeouts over 716 innings and 114 appearances.

However, as the offseason progressed, trade talks around Bieber remained notably subdued. While other notable arms like Corbin Burnes and Tyler Glasnow found new homes, Bieber's future remained uncertain. Concerns regarding Bieber's recent performance have likely dampened trade interest.

Despite his past dominance, his 2023 season raised red flags, marked by a decline in velocity and fewer strikeouts. This, coupled with his injury history and impending free agency, has left potential suitors cautious. Photo Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports