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Is Blake Snell An Option For New York Yankees After Corbin Burnes Trade?

The calendar has turned to February and the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is still a free agent.

Blake Snell, along with many other high-caliber names, remain unsigned and that will have to change soon with spring training beginning in just three weeks.

Snell has been linked to many teams in free agency, including the New York Yankees. It was reported that the Yankees made Snell an offer that would have paid the left-hander $30 million annually over five years. Snell turned it down but could the two side spark talks once again after a move from an AL East rival?

The Baltimore Orioles won the division last season with 101 wins. Over the last week, the rotation got a major upgrade by adding Corbin Burnes in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Overall, the offseason for the Yankees has been pretty underwhelming. Outside of a trade to acquire Juan Soto, it has been quiet. Yes, adding arguably the best overall bat in the sport is big time but the team has holes that could have been filled. Adding Snell could fill a major one in the rotation behind Gerrit Cole.

New York brought in Carlos Rodon last offseason, which was an overreaction to the contract year that he put together. After signing a major deal, Rodon went right back on the injured list. Nestor Cortes and Clark Schmidt remain in the rotation while Marcus Stroman was added in free agency. That is a mid-level rotation at best.

Cole is the reigning Cy Young award winner in the AL. He is arguably the best pitcher in baseball today. Snell would bring another ace presence for a team that is looking to win a World Series.

The battle between the Yankees and Orioles is going to be interesting and intense all season long. After Baltimore made a major move to make its rotation better, the Yankees could counter with one to make theirs better.

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